The Native Federation of the River Madre de Dios and Tributaries (FENAMAD) accelerated tenure security for Indigenous Peoples, defended the rights of Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation or Initial Contact (PIACVI), resolved land conflicts and fostered good forest management in partnership with the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA) and the Regional Government of Madre de Dios (GOREMAD). Indigenous territories have insecure tenure throughout Peru and their territories and forests are threatened by overlapping rights, illegal mining and logging, and invasions. In Madre de Dios many Indigenous Peoples’ communities require legal and clarification of their territorial titles. FENAMAD, SPDA and GOREMAD tested a unique partnership between an Indigenous Peoples’ federation, an NGO and a regional government that can be scaled up to resolve longstanding conflicts over land tenure throughout the country.
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Secured titles for five indigenous communities covering 60,000 hectares and signed an agreement with the Ministry of Culture that includes measures to strengthen systems for protecting Indigenous Peoples living in voluntary isolation in the Madre de Dios Territorial Reserve, which covers more than 800,000 hectares — in 18 months