December 2021

The Yanayacu Maquia Conservation Concession and AMPA’s San Martin Network

On 18 and 19 November, the great Amazonia Que Late virtual meeting, organised by AMPA, was held to pay tribute to the work of its partners and their crucial role in the protection of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

Biodiversité Amazonienne participated in this great meeting, represented by Lotty Morey, who gave a testimony of her experience during the seminar “Women in Conservation” (video available here). Her work and commitment were praised by the former Minister of Environment, Fabiola Muñoz, who attended the event. She said that, thanks to Lotty Morey, she had learned and understood the need for regulations to accompany conservationists and publicly thanked Lotty Morey.

The Amazonía Que Late network (in Spanish, “The Beating Heart of the Amazon”), brings together 6 networks in 8 regions of the Peruvian Amazon: San Martin, Amazonas, Loreto, Ucayali, Pasco, Juní, Huánuco and Madre de Dios, with more than 150 community-based conservation initiatives that protect almost 2 million hectares. Biodiversidad Amazónica has been a member of the San Martin network since May 2020. This network offers a space for articulation between the different concessionaires of the Peruvian Amazon, in order to constitute a collective voice. AMPA (Amazónicos por la Amazonía) allows conservationists to exchange and support each other in their work. Through these events, spaces for dialogue, consensus and consultation strengthen conservation strategies to achieve a common goal: to protect Peruvian forests and their biodiversity.

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