The 2014-2019 Master Plan of the Matses National Reserve (RNM) has begun its updating process for the period 2017-2022. Participatory workshops were held on March 26 and 27 in the Nueva Esperanza peasant community and on April 1 and 2 of this year in the Matsés native community in Loreto. The updating process is directed by the technical team of the RNM Headquarters, led by Chief Engineer Carola Carpio, and has the technical and financial support of the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA).
In these workshops the social, environmental and economic elements of the RNM were identified; the vision of this Protected Natural Area (ANP) was updated; the objectives and strategies for their implementation were defined; and the stakeholders for this ANP were identified.
In the workshop held in the Nueva Esperanza peasant community, native and peasant communities of the Río Blanco and Tapiche of the RNM Buffer Zone and public and private institutions such as ARA Loreto, DIREPRO, UGEL and CEDIA participated. In the workshop held in the Remoyacu annex of the Matsés native community, 10 of the 16 annexes that comprise it participated, professors from the Miguel Grau Seminario school in Colonia Angamos, CEDIA as facilitator and SERNANP.
Tomorrow, Friday April 7, the Management Committee (CoG) of the RNM will meet to unify what was obtained in the two workshops. This meeting will be led by the technical team of the RNM Headquarters, led by Chief Engineer Carola Carpio, and will have the support of CEDIA, as a member of the Executive Committee of the CdG.
Likewise, on June 2 and 3 of this year, the 16 annexes of the Matsés native community and the authorities of the Angamos district will meet there to establish the zoning of the RNM.
The RNM was established on August 26, 2009, through Supreme Decree No. 014-2009-MINAM, with the aim of conserving the existing natural resources in the Gálvez, Tapiche and Blanco rivers, to allow the Matsés population to continue with the exploitation traditional and sustainable of the same.