The 1.5 kilometer road from Iquitos – Nauta was not a suitable place to dispose waste because of the harm to the health of people living nearby, and it is affecting the biodiversity of the area.
The director of the Bioinfo Program, of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP in Spanish), Luis Campos Baca, said the construction of networks like this will allow disseminate the knowledge generated by Amazonian institutions.
The event was attended by representatives of different institutions in order to provide input in the development of the Regional Wetlands Strategy – Loreto.
A report of the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP) reveals that the water of the Moronaocha lagoon (Loreto) has coliform bacteria above the permissible limit, because the drain of all the neighboring waterways lead into this lake.
The San Roque Agricultural Experiment Station was invaded and more than three thousand trees were cut down that were part of agroforestry systems of timber species.
Police and environmental organizations conducted operations in areas of high risk of contamination in Iquitos, where illegal activities take place.
The proximity to Iquitos becomes strong pressure for Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve.