Meanwhile in Madre de Dios --
24 February 2019
Meanwhile, indigenous organisations in Madre de Dios have met to review progress since 2014 on implementing REDD+ Indígena Amazónica through current projects such as co-management of the 402,000 hectare Amarakaeri Communal Reserve. They consider it important to establish integrated territories (Peruvian law only allows laborious piecemeal titling processes, community by community) and to engage in further climate change mitigation measures. They also reviewed regional developments in the market for carbon offset.
Although Madre de Dios is blighted with environmentally damaging artisanal gold mining and trafficking of timber, it also has vast protected areas such as the Manu National Park and the Tambopata National reserve, almost 20,000 square kilometres between them.
The newly elected regional governor has announced his intention to re-engage with the international community on reforestation and climate change and to place an indigenous leader at the head of the regional service for indigenous affairs.