Published on 11/29/2019
Iquitos. Today the presentation of the book "Biodiversity in the Napo and Curaray Basins, Peru" will take place in the city of Iquitos. This publication is the result of the research that includes the Airo Pai Communal Reserve in the lower basin of the Aguarico (a tributary of the Napo River) and additionally land freely available to the State, in the lower and middle basin of the Nashiño River (a tributary of the Curaray River ), located between the Torres Causana and Napo districts, in the Maynas province, Loreto region and near the border with Ecuador.
The publication that has been prepared jointly by the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) and the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA), is a sample of an inter-institutional work aimed at knowledge and the dissemination of the potential that it possesses. our Amazon, paying special attention to its conservation and proper use and management.
The compilation of information for this publication, which took place between June and July 2018, was carried out by top-level researchers with extensive experience in conducting studies of Amazonian biodiversity.
Photo. Golden billed Leontocebus tripartitus, a threatened species restricted to Napo and Curaray.
The book, divided into six chapters, describes the biological flora and fauna found in the field of study from types of vegetation, potential of fish, amphibians and reptiles, both aquatic and terrestrial, and the varieties of birds, mammals found. In addition, it includes a chapter on social and cultural aspects of the Kichwa, Secoya and mestizo populations settled in the area where reference is made to their history, problems, current needs, future projections and aspirations.