February 12, 2018.- The Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) presented on February 6 of this year the results and lessons learned from the project “Incorporation of 2.4 million hectares of Tropical Forests from the south east of Loreto –Peru to participatory conservation ”(Participatory Conservation), whose activities culminated at the end of January of this year and thanks to which the Sierra del Divisor National Park has been categorized and its Master Plan (PM), the PM has been drawn up. of the Matsés National Reserve; the legal physical sanitation of 33 native and peasant communities of Loreto and Ucayali adjacent to said ANP and their community institutional strengthening; development of natural resource management plans; among other important results. In addition, on the occasion of its 35th anniversary, it screened a Documentary about its history, reason for being and work in the Peruvian Amazon; It also presented its Triannual Report, a publication that collects the main results of the projects executed between the years 2015-2017.
The event was held in the auditorium of the Peruvian Amazon Research Institute (IIAP) in the city of Iquitos. The table of honor was made up of state organizations that work constantly with CEDIA: Eng. Warren Guerrero from the Regional Agrarian Directorate of Loreto, Blgo. Luis Campos of the IIAP, Juan Carlos Vilca of the Regional Environmental Authority of Loreto and Soc. Teófilo Torres Tuesta, representative of SERNANP. Those who greeted CEDIA for its anniversary and highlighted the strategic link with this institution, which is very important for the work that each of its institutions undertakes.
The representative of the DRA Loreto indicated that thanks to institutions such as CEDIA, Loreto is currently a benchmark in the titling of native communities; Likewise, the SERNANP representative highlighted the support that CEDIA has provided in the establishment of several Protected Natural Areas and how it has contributed to achieving effective and participatory conservation with the communities. In addition, Lelis Rivera, Executive Director of CEDIA, offered his words of thanks and indicated that he is proud that CEDIA has worked 35 years in collaboration with the State as a strategic partner to contribute to the implementation of regional policies.
Dani Rivera, Director of Projects, and Luis Trevejo, Director of CEDIA Norte, presented the results and lessons learned from the Participatory Conservation project, taking into account the lines of action of the project: legal physical sanitation, community organizational strengthening, sustainable management of natural resources and support for the management of ANP.
Roberto Tafur, president of the Federation of Tapiche and Blanco Communities (FECORITAYB), beneficiaries of the aforementioned project, gave his testimony. Thus, he affirmed “… the entry of CEDIA has strengthened us a lot, it has made us see that we are not alone. Now the communities are titled, demarcated, have Arahuana fish management plan, Ungurahui Management Declarations, among others. The communities salute CEDIA ”.
The Project Director mentioned as the main lessons learned that: the project will be sustainable to the extent that the community is involved in its development, it is important to think about subsequent initiatives that give continuity and complementarity to the actions undertaken, that the organizational aspect is so important as the technician, among others.
Subsequently, the Documentary “CEDIA 35 years” was screened and the Triannual Report 2015-2017 was presented, with which the event culminated in a satisfactory way, giving way to a toast among all attendees. Both will be presented publicly soon so we suggest you be attentive to our social networks.