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Iguahuana- Dry Forests of Delta. Photo: Noga Shanee/NPCToday, the long process of creation and registration of the Concession for Conservation, Iguahuana - Dry Forests of Delta, has come to a very successful conclusion. The reserve is officially registered with the Regional Government of Amazonas under resolution: RDRS No. 388 2012-GRA/GRDE/DRA/D.

Iguahuana is a 423 ha protected area located in an area of dry forest near the village of Delta, Amazonas department. This is the first ever area that protects the dry forests of the Marañon River Valley, a rare and endangered ecosystem unique to this part of Peru and contains many rare and endemic species. A local farmer, Mr. Rosas Torres Guerrero, has been unofficially protecting this area for the last 10 years. Recently he asked the government to give him formal administration of the area to conserve for the next 40 years. We at NPC have been the main NGO involved in creating this area, in charge of the technical and legal process as well as building awareness of the area in the surrounding villages. We thank all who were involved in the creation of this reserve especially the grassroots organization 'Ronda Campesina' and the NGO Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA).

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