Published on 04/05/2021
Maynas. The closing of territorial gaps in the Amazon continues. Twenty-two native communities of the Napo river basin (located between the districts of Napo and Torres Causana, in the province of Maynas, Loreto region), received the property titles and expansion of their communal territories, representing about 150 thousand hectares in favor of indigenous communities.
This achievement is the result of joint work between indigenous organizations in the region such as the Regional Organization of the Indigenous Peoples of the East (ORPIO), the Federation of Native Communities of the Napo, Curaray and Arabela Rivers (FECONAMNCUA), Federation of Native Communities del Curaray (FECONCU), the Alto Napo Kichwaruna Wankurina Organization (ORKIWAN) and institutions such as the Regional Directorate of Agriculture (DRA Loreto) and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA).
This qualification benefits 490 families belonging to the Kichwas and Maijunas ethnic groups, who will now be able to access development projects that will allow them to improve their quality of life.
It should be noted that, from the CEDIA, this activity is part of the project "Final impulse for the protection of the indigenous territories of the Peruvian Amazon" that seeks to shorten the territorial gaps of the indigenous peoples in Loreto and Ucayali, thanks to the financing of the Rainforest Trust .