Implementation of Quality of Life Plans in Selva Central Moving Forward
Park rangers and specialists from the San Matías San Carlos Protected Forest (BPSMSC) / Peruvian Protected Areas Service (SERNANP) , as well as representatives of the Association of Ashaninka Nations of the Pichis (ANAP), and the Field Museum, are in the process of accompanying and monitoring the implementation of Quality of Life Plans in native communities around the BPSMSC. The Quality of Life Plans were made in 2017 and are the result of a joint partnership where neighboring communities of the protected area plan ways to maintain, improve, or restore their quality of life through a participatory self-diagnostic.
Peruvian consultant Alonso Perez has been delivering copies of the Quality of Life Plans and other materials to communities during assemblies and meetings with community authorities. Alonso has also been holding strategic meetings with community authorities to plan jointly the implementation of the priorities in their life plans. The strategy for implementation is to identify together actions that can be undertaken by the community internally and ways to link up to external actors that can assist in the implementation as well.