The Regional Environmental Authority (ARA) of Loreto yesterday published Regional Ordinance No. 025-2016-GRL-CR that approves the Priority Sites for the Conservation of Biological Diversity of Loreto. This management instrument will serve as input for the elaboration of the Regional Strategy of Biological Diversity of said department.
The process was carried out within the framework of the design of the Regional Conservation System (SRC) of Biological Diversity of the Loreto department in order to establish the physical basis of the SRC. For this, a methodology was developed that allowed the identification, delimitation and periodic updating of the Priority Sites for Conservation; work developed from May 04 to 11, 2016 and socialized between May and June of the same year.
The methodology was built on the basis of a multicriteria analysis that considers the selection of conservation objects according to a classification made by Nature Serve (2007), the definition of status and threat, the definition of conservation goals for each object and the selection of priority sites. As a result, 9 priority sites were identified for the conservation of biological diversity, information that is described in a technical file carried out with the technical support of the Institute for the Common Good (IBC).
The members of the technical team of the Regional Conservation System (SRC) are made up of the Regional Government of Loreto, through the ARA, and allied organizations such as the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Law , Environment and Natural Resources (DAR), Nature and Culture (NC) and the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP).
CEDIA shares the joy of the ARA Loreto for this important achievement for the conservation and management of biological diversity and reaffirms its commitment to continue working hand in hand for the establishment of the proposals for the Aguas Calientes Maquía and Tapiche Blanco Regional Conservation Areas, as well as how to continue participating actively in the Regional Conservation System.