Sustainable Forest Management in Indigenous Communities
This project seeks to promote land tenure and titling as well as a sustainable management of forest resources in indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon according to these people's socio-cultural reality. The activities will work to strengthen the communities and indigenous organizations' management capacities, as well as to consolidate their territorial and judicial security and to promote land tenure and titling of their territories based on their cosmovision. The latter will serve as a base to develop management plans for forest product as well as to generate higher incomes that are complementary and coherent with the holistic uses of the forest.
The project area includes 500 million hectares of tropical forests of 36 native communities in the Peruvian districts of Manseriche (in Loreto), Tahuanía and Raymondi (in Ucayali), Tahuamanu and Tambopata (in Madre de Dios) and Pangoa and Rio Tambo (in Junin).
Project activities will benefit 11,000 individuals belonging to communities and/or organizations from the Awajun, Asháninka, Shipibo, Yine, Amahuaca, Kichwaruna and Ese Eja indigenous groups.