The Regional Government of the Peruvian Amazon has just recently signed off on the Maijuna Regional Conservation Area. The Maijuna, with RCF’s help, have been fighting for this for the past 6 years and this is an incredible accomplishment. […]
RCF helps create a huge new rainforest reserve in the Peruvian Amazon! Located between the Napo and Putumayo rivers, the 391,000 hectare Área de Conservación Regional Maijuna was established on February 4, 2012. RCF Board member Dr. Michael Gilmore […]
From the George Mason University News: When he goes to visit the Maijuna people in the Peruvian Amazon, Mason student German Perilla is welcomed by the name they gave him — “ua” — which means, simply, “bee.” An appropriate […]
The Maijuna, also known as the Orejón, are an endangered and marginalized indigenous group found in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon. Today, there are only 400 Maijuna individuals left living in four villages in a large area between the Napo and Putumayo Rivers. The intact nature of Maijuna ancestral lands and the biological diversity present within them is a testament to the past and present environmental stewardship of the Maijuna and the sustainability of their traditional resource use and management strategies.
Today, there are only about 400 Maijuna individuals left in the Peruvian Amazon living in four villages in a large area between the Napo and Putumayo Rivers. Maijuna ancestral lands are incredibly biologically rich and culturally important yet this large swath of primary rain forest is currently under siege.