Legal security for the indigenous territories of Madre de Dios and Cusco

Titling Indigenous Peoples’ lands and forests

Completed

From: 14/10/2015

To: 15/04/2017

Budget: $750,000

Proponents: Native Federation of the River Madre de Dios and Tributaries (FENAMAD)
Peruvian Environmental Law Society (SPDA)

Associates: Madre de Dios Regional Government (GOREMAD)

Beneficiaries: Indigenous communities of Madre de Dios and Cusco
Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation or Initial Contact (PIACVI)
Regional Government of Madre de Dios (GOREMAD)

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 (PIACI), 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 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. 

To read a brief overview of Peru, click here. 

For a timeline of land and forest rights in Peru, click here. 

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