Last July 4, the Workshop for the socialization and validation of the results of the updating process of the Master Plan of the Matsés National Reserve (RNM) was held in the Nueva Esperanza Rural Community, Loreto. It was directed by the Headquarters of the RNM, through the Chief Engineer Carola Carpio, and had the collaboration of the Center for the Development of the Amazonian Indigenous (CEDIA).
Representatives of the peasant communities Los Cuatro Hermanos del Alemán, Tres Hermanos del Bajo Tapiche, Nueva Esperanza; of the native communities Frontera, Spain, Villa Buen Jesús de Paz, Nuevo Capanahua and Lobo Santa Rocino; from the Curinga Town Center; as well as representatives of the Regional Environmental Authority (ARA) of Loreto, Provincial Municipality of Requena, neighboring Educational Institutions and CEDIA.
In this workshop, the vision of the RNM for 2037 was presented, which is the result of participatory workshops that have been previously developed in the area. In addition, the objectives of the Master Plan were presented, which correspond to the three dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, economic and social. Likewise, a zoning and buffer zone map was presented where the following zones were shown: direct use zone, recovery zone and tourist and recreational use zone.
Group and plenary work were carried out through which the participants offered their contributions and questions; In addition, the strategies and commitments corresponding to each of the attendees were presented to achieve the objectives of the RNM and certificates were delivered in recognition of the contribution of the local populations.
The next steps for the process of updating the most important document for the management of the RNM will be a socialization workshop on August 4 in the town of Colonia Angamos in Loreto for authorities of that place and representatives of the different annexes of the Community Nativa Matses provide your input. In the coming months, the RNM Management Committee must validate it, thus concluding with the participatory process, so that, finally, the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State - SERNANP will review and approve it.