Through this map, the
Instituto del Bien Común
(IBC in Spanish) and the World Resources
make available the
Information System on Native Communities of the Peruvian Amazon (Sistema de
Información sobre Comunidades Nativas de la Amazonía
Peruana, SICNA in Spanish).
SICNA is a system
created by IBC that compiles geographic and database information
about 85% of the native communities in the Peruvian
Amazon. It is estimated that there are approximately 1,500 communities in the
region. The SICNA
data has been georeferenced in the field using Geographic Positioning Systems
(GPS). To supplement information about the remaining 15% of the communities,
this interactive map includes a 1997 dataset of georeferenced communities by the
Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP). The GEF-UNDP information will gradually be replaced by
IBC and its collaborators depending on the
progress in the field.
provided in this interactive map includes the following: native communities that
need to be registered, communities that are registered and are in the process of
becoming titled, and titled communities (see descriptions below). In addition,
the interactive map includes territorial reserves --and proposed areas for
territorial reserves-- established for the protection of indigenous people
living voluntary isolation. It is estimated that between 5,000 and 10,000
indigenous peoples, from 14 ethno-linguistic groups, live in voluntary isolation
in the Peruvian Amazon. 
Proposed territorial reserves.
Areas that have
been identified and proposed for the creation of territorial reserves (
Federación Nativa de Comunidades Cacataibo - FENACOCA /
The Information System on Native Communities in the Peruvian Amazon
(SICNA) is a
geo-referenced database developed by the Institute for the Common Good (IBC).
SICNA contains information generated by
IBC, and in agreement with indigenous organizations. The following
organizations have provided IBC with
Asociación para la Conservación del Patrimonio de Cutivireni (ACPC),
Centro para el Desarrollo del Indígena
Amazónico (CEDIA), Asociación
Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP), and the Proyecto Especial
de Titulación de Tierras (PETT), and the
World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The database includes a field for the original
source of information for each community.
Comisión Especial Multisectorial
para las Comunidades Nativas, Mayo 2001, Capítulo G.