On September 25, the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) presented the Cost-Benefit Study of the proposal to establish the Aguas Calientes Maquia Regional Conservation Area (ACR) in the Auditorium of the Regional Environmental Authority (ARA) of Loreto in the city of Iquitos. This with the aim of publicizing said study and receiving contributions for its implementation.
10 representatives of ARA Loreto participated, belonging to the Executive Directorate of Conservation and Biological Diversity (DECDB), Executive Directorate of Territorial Planning and Spatial Data (DEOTyDE) and Executive Directorate of Environmental Management (DEGAM). Six specialists from CEDIA also participated, two from the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law - SPDA and one from Law, Environment and Natural Resources - DAR.
At the end of the presentation, and taking into account the suggestions of those present, it was agreed that guard posts will be identified within the limits of the ACR Aguas Calientes Maquía proposal. In addition, deforestation data will be collected, in coordination with the Ministry of the Environment, to determine the existing deforested areas within the ACR proposal. Financial assistance will also be provided on issues related to signaling, milestones and capacity building to community guards and ACR Aguas Calientes Maquia staff. All of this will be carried out in coordination and jointly with ARA Loreto staff.
Let us remember that the Cost-Benefit Study of the proposal for the establishment of the Aguas Calientes Maquia Regional Conservation Area (ACR), prepared by CEDIA, involves evaluating the ecosystem services of the forests that would be maintained with the establishment of the ACR, evaluating the establishment costs , administration, opportunity derived from the limitations or restrictions of use and carry out a distributive analysis of the benefits obtained by the establishment of said RTA for the local, regional and global population.