Posted on 06/18/2019
Iquitos. The Forest Development and Wildlife Management (GERFOR) of Loreto, trained the staff of the Community Forest Management Technical Units (UTMFC), to promote in the indigenous and rural coastal communities, good practices for the management of their forests and strengthen its organization for the adequate use of natural resources. This seeks to ensure that the communities obtain economic income based on sustainable management.
The trainings were held on June 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18, in the auditorium of the Regional Environmental Authority (ARA) Loreto and ProBosque - USAID. The Forest Resources Supervision Agency (OSINFOR), the National Forest Program - MINAM, the Regional Organization of the Indigenous Peoples of the East (ORPIO), the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law (SPDA), Environmental Law and Natural Resources participated as speakers. (DAR), the Institute for the Common Good (IBC), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA).
This first module sought to publicize the theoretical and administrative foundations for correct community forest management and the development of the way of cubing wood, socialize the existing regulatory framework for community forest management, inform about the procedure to accredit heritage custodians forest and wildlife, explain the procedures for registration with SUNARP, among others.
The Community Forest Management Technical Units (UTMFC) will be in charge of providing technical assistance to the communities, facilitating their participation in control and surveillance, guiding them in the preparation of forest and wildlife management plans, promoting and supporting the management of productive projects, business plans, among others. Always respecting the organizational autonomy of the communities, valuing their uses, customs and traditional knowledge.