At the heart of our mission at Andes Amazon Fund is the protection of lands so that indigenous people and nature can flourish.
In a remarkable victory for conservation and for the Kichwa people in Peru, Andes Amazon Fund is pleased to announce the titling of three indigenous communities just outside the Maijuna-Kichwa Regional Conservation Area.
San Francisco de Pinsha, Nueva Unión, and Vencedores del Zapote Titled Indigenous Lands total 76,551 acres and join Native Community Nuevo San Pedro in the titles gained by the Kichwas of Napo in the Northwestern region of the country.
The inscription of the land titles in the National Public Records Office (SUNARP), the last step led by the Regional Directorate of Agriculture (DRAL), is underway and expected to be completed within the next months.
You can read more about the newly titled indigenous lands through the link below:
San Francisco de Pinsha, Nueva Unión and Vencedores del Zapote Titled Indigenous Lands were made possible through AAF grantee Nature and Culture International, who collaborated with Indigenous leaders and the Regional Government of Loreto to secure land rights for the Kichwas of Napo. Additional funding was provided by Andes Amazon Fund and the Moore Foundation.