The Instituto del Bien Común (IBC) implements programs in the Peruvian Amazon regions of Pasco, Ucayali, Huánuco and Loreto. These programs address the optimal management of large landscapes, for which they promote the adoption of municipal and regional policies for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, introducing innovative governance tools, and fostering active participation of the inhabitants of the area. IBC also applies territorial planning tools and strategies in support of native communities securing their territories through legal titles and territorial expansion. One of IBC’s priorities within the area of influence of its programs is to strengthen the social and cultural capital of communities and their organizations. The research carried out under the IBC programs mainly addresses the different forms of possession and management of common goods and spaces in Peru.
The ProPachitea Program promotes the sustainable management of the Pachitea River Basin, an Andean-Amazonian landscape of great historical, cultural and biological wealth of about 29,000 km2 of extension, covering the provinces of Oxapampa (Pasco) and Puerto Inca (Huánuco). ProPachitea’s multidisciplinary team has been working on two fundamental aspects of sustainable watershed management: sustainable use of resources and strengthening environmental management institutions.
In the northeast of the Loreto region, the Putumayo Amazonas Program promotes the creation of the Putumayo Amazonas Landscape, a model for the territorial planning and governance of natural resources in Amazonia with a holistic approach at the landscape scale. This landscape has a planned area of 4 million hectares and comprises the territories of 44 native communities belonging to nine Indigenous Amazonian ethnic groups, and six areas for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, with the Yaguas National Park at its center.