Posted on 10/23/2019
Watchtower. As part of the process of legalization of land ownership for the communities in the Ucayali region, from October 17 to 20 of this year, the activities related to the Information gathering for the “Diagnosis of the Property, possession and use of the land, and of the natural resources”, a document that will collect the real situation of the communal lands in the province and that will allow to have updated information on the state of the communities in the region.
To adequately inform about this process, meetings were held with OIRA (Regional Indigenous Organization of Atalaya), CORPIAA (Regional Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples of AIDESEP Atalaya), URPIA (Regional Union of Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon of the Atalaya Province), FECONAPA (Federation of Asháninka Native Communities of the Atalaya Province. It also coordinated with the Ucayali Regional Management for Indigenous Peoples and the Municipality of Sepahua.
The "Diagnosis of ownership, tenure and use of land, and natural resources" will allow the Loreto and Ucayali authorities to identify the exact gap in terms of physical and legal sanitation in these regions. This implies that they know the number of native communities and peasant communities to be recognized and titled, recognized by owner, to rectify, with problems of overlap with third parties, with the presence of individual rural properties, with the intention of expanding (with and without formal requests).
It is important to highlight that these activities are carried out within the framework of the project "Final impulse for the protection of the indigenous territories of the Peruvian Amazon" financed by the Rainforest Trust that seeks to close the territorial gaps of the indigenous peoples in Loreto and Ucayali and hopes to title more than 200 communities, which cover more than 6 million hectares.