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Promoting indigenous forest conservation through the implementation of Technical Community Forest Management Units in the Ucayali region

As of: May 2021

The Ucayali region is home to Peru’s second largest forest area, which also has the highest deforestation rates in the country. A new forestry and forest protection law provides for the establishment of indigenous technical forestry management units (UTMFC ) to protect the forests. The UTMFC was established by the national forestry authority (SERFOR) and the regional forestry authority of Ucayali (GOREU) in cooperation with the Organisation of the Indigenous People of Ucayali (ORAU). The project improves the work of the UTMFC by strengthening the cooperation between the participating partners involved, it supports the GOREU in the deployment of two UTMFC units, helps the SERFOR to organise intercultural training courses for indigenous forest management in the Ucayali region and helps the ORAU in its efforts to monitor the prevention of illegal forest use. In this way, it improves sustainable forest management and contributes to the implementation of REDD+ and MRV (Measuring, Reporting and Verification) for the indigenous populations in Amazonia.

State of implementation/results

  • Presentation of the Project and articulation with other cooperation initiatives for the Community Forest Management and the control and monitoring of forest resources of the Ucayali region-Perú.…
  • The Forestry and Wildlife Management Unit (UTMFC) is running two pilots that will provide the public technical assistance service for Community Forest Management to the native communities of the Ucayali region.…
  • Regional Congress on Community Forest Monitoring Initiative realized from AIDESEP´s Regional Organization of Ucayali (ORAU). The President of the ORAU Indigenous Organization explains the Project and the benefit for the native communities…
  • Installation of the Project Steering Committee, considered a good practice of governance and participation in forest management.…
  • Launch of the project's Facebook Fan Page Conservación de Bosques Indígenas (…)

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Environmental Law and Natural Resources (DAR) - Peru

Political partner(s):
  • Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • National Forest and Wildlife Authority (SERFOR) - Peru
  • Ucayali Regional Government - Peru

Implementing partner(s):
  • Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) - Peru
  • Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) - Peru

BMU grant:
2.018.694,00 €

08/2019  till  07/2022

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