Posted on 08/16/2019
Iquitos. Within the framework of the inauguration of ExpoAmazónica 2019, the Regional Government of Loreto yesterday celebrated the delivery of credentials to the Forest Custodians and recognized the Forest Surveillance and Control Committees of the communities that make up the Cinco Unidos Peoples Association: Canelos, Alto Perillo, Nuevo Encanto de Suni, Nuevo Isla Baños and Monte de los Olivos and Nuevo Canchahuaya, located in the province of Ucayali, Loreto.
This accreditation grants the forest custodians the legal support of the competent authority, with this, they will have the power to take actions against any impact on their communal territory caused by third parties. In addition, they may request the involvement of the corresponding authorities.
The recognition ceremony was chaired by Kenjy Terán, regional manager, together with Elvira Gómez, general director of forest management and information, Betty Cortegano, president of the National Forest Confederation of Peru (CONAFOR), Lelis Rivera, executive director of the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) and Paulo Arostegui, coordinator of the Liaison Office of the Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR).
According to GOREL data, to date 30 community forestry surveillance and control committees have been organized, of which 3 are from the Putumayo province, 6 from Ucayali, 12 from Requena and 9 from Alto Amazonas.