Posted on 08/26/2019
Iquitos. The Executors of the Administration Contract (ECA) of the communal reserves Airo Pai, Huimeki and Tuntanaín exchanged experiences in an internship that was carried out in the departments of Amazonas and Loreto in order to strengthen their knowledge about the co-management they carry out and the projects they carry out. They seek to execute for the benefit of their protected natural areas.
The internship consisted of two meetings, one held in the province of Condorcanqui, department of Amazonas where the Tuntanaín Communal Reserve is located, co-managed by the ECA that bears the same name. The next one took place in the city of Iquitos, Loreto and allowed to share about the Airo Pai Communal Reserve, co-managed by the Sieko Pai ECA and the Huimeki Communal Reserve that has the Ñukanchipa Sumak Sacha ECA (Our Beautiful Forest in the Kichwa language).
This was carried out from August 3 to 10 of the present and the members of the Board of Directors of the aforementioned ECAs participated. Some of the issues addressed were related to cocoa production, shiringa management, fishing activity within the framework of the National Innovation, Fisheries and Aquaculture Program (PNIPA) and administrative aspects such as budgeting and costs.
ECAS are a management mechanism for indigenous communities and the State that, through the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP), work for the participatory and joint management of the protected natural area. This form of administration gives responsibilities to both actors. The work has as a priority the co-management and sustainable development of the communal reserve.