February 22, 2018.- Yesterday the Regional Directorate of Agriculture of Loreto (DRAL) of the Regional Government of Loreto (GORE Loreto), through its Legal Advisor, Jesús Gómez Chota, delivered four property titles to community managers of the native community of Canchahuaya and the communities peasant villages Monte de los Olivos, Canelos and Alto Perillo. The Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA) provided technical and financial assistance during the process of physical and legal sanitation of these communities.
The communities are located in the districts of Pampa Hermosa and Vargas Guerra in the Province of Ucayali in Loreto and belong to the Asociación Pueblos Cinco Unidos, which is made up of six communities - one native and five peasant, two of which already had property title-.
Thus, after 9 years of waiting, the representatives of the communities belonging to the Asociación Pueblos Cinco Unidos can affirm that all the associated communities already have property titles and therefore can now exercise their right to legally protect their territory from threats. external sources such as illegal logging.
CEDIA enthusiastically welcomes this important advance in the recognition of the territorial rights of the communities and reaffirms its commitment to continue working in partnership with the GORE Loreto for territorial justice in the region.