Lime. The Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP) and the Peruvian Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) signed the Lima Charter, a commitment to promote key points for effective management of protected areas towards 2030.
The document was signed on March 1, within the framework of the closing of the IV Forum of Protected Natural Areas and brings together the proposals of the more than 150 representatives of the Peruvian State, civil society and academia who participated in the event; and in which the commitments assumed to work together on the sustainability vision of the ANP for the next ten years are reflected.
The letter was signed by Lucía Ruiz, MINAM's Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources; Pedro Gamboa, head of SERNANP; and Jaime Nalvarte, president of the Peruvian Committee of the IUCN.
As part of the commitments assumed in the Charter of Lima, the integration of the sustainability approach of protected natural areas in development policies, plans and programs at the national, sub-national and sectoral levels is highlighted; as well as the development of governance models that incorporate innovative mechanisms for the co-management of ANPs, involving key actors such as the State, private sector, indigenous peoples and civil society.
The document also expresses the need to strengthen intercultural and gender approaches in the co-management of protected natural areas, in order to achieve the interaction of different cultures; and promote the generation of scientific, technological and financial knowledge for an effective management of protected natural areas.
The official presentation of the Lima Charter will be during the III Congress of Protected Areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, to be held in Lima next October.
About the IV Forum of Protected Natural Areas
It should be noted that the IV Forum of Protected Natural Areas “Building the vision of sustainability by 2030, was a meeting organized by the Peruvian Committee, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP).
Photo: CEDIA. Lelis Rivera, executive director, sharing the exhibition «Indigenous peoples, local communities and Protected Natural Areas».
It had the participation of national and international specialists, authorities, researchers, local organizations and civil society, among others. presented key aspects and proposals to strengthen the institutional framework of protected natural areas, their biodiversity and their role as a promoter of sustainable development.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature - IUCN, created in 1948, has become the largest and most diverse environmental network in the world. It has the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,300 member organizations and the input of 15,000 experts. The IUCN is the world authority on the state of nature and natural resources, as well as the measures necessary to protect them.