Native community of Boca Pariamanu

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Boca Pariamanu Native Community is made up of more than 1500 hectares of Amazonian forests. It is formed by a plan of development through an investment plan and sustainable economic activities.

Their gigantic trees are the guardians that have stood for generations, giving wood, fruits and medicines to the Boca Pariamanu native community in Madre de Dios. The old trees that yesterday served their parents, still remain strong, but today they need more protection, since they are key to regulate the climate and the balance of the planet.

Several years ago, the native community embarked, with the support of WWF Peru, on a project that involved training work, organization and constant collaboration, whose north was promising: to ensure the conservation of their forests and to promote the development of their peoples.

This community, from the Amahuaca ethnic group, has achieved a milestone in this objective by implementing an agreement for the conservation of their only home, which are forests.

This agreement will not only ensure the conservation of 1,593 hectares of communal forests, but also the improvement of the level and quality of life of the 22 families that make up the community.

This Community is committed to developing sustainable and forest-friendly productive activities, according to a five-year investment plan, which are monitored according to a control and surveillance strategy that guarantees the conservation of its forests and compliance with this commitment.

To ensure compliance with this initiative, the Conservation Agreement has a Conservation Council composed of the Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and its tributaries “FENAMAD”, the Indigenous Council of the Lower Madre de Dios “COINBAMAD”, the Forestry Association Indigenous Mother of God “AFIMAD” and WWF Peru.

Julio Rolin, president of the community, indicates that illegal mining and logging of trees are the main problems facing his community and that little by little they are preying on the Amazon. He added that in recent years they have done monitoring work within their territory because there are several species of animals in danger of extinction.

The president of the community mentions that they will already make a field record and we elaborate a statistic of the amount of animals that there are, many of which are in danger of extinction. Some of the species at risk are the huanganas, the maquisapa, the paujil, among others, this due to the presence of illegal miners and loggers that contaminate their natural habitat.

Among the main activities that the community carries out are: The work of agroforestry systems, chestnut production, tourism, and the cocoa plantation.

According to President Julio Rolin, the extraction and distribution of the chestnut product is his main source of income. This activity assures us a better quality of life, also allows us to study our children and keeps us well in health.

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