Tuesday, November 13, 2007

2. Introduction to Amazon town Jenaro Herrera

Written December, 2006 (translation from Spanish original)

The main site for the Copal Resin Project of the Center for Amazon Community Ecology is Jenaro Herrera. It is a district of the Province of Requena, Loreto, Peru. It is on the right bank of the Ucayali River. It takes 12 hours to reach the town of Jenaro Herrera by launch from Iquitos or 5 hours by a fast motorboat. The area is well known for its production of buffalo milk and cheese.

The Jenaro Herrera Center of Investigation (CIJH) is located near this town. It is a satellite center of the government Institute for Investigation of the Peruvian Amazon (IIAP), whose mission is to generate and to diffuse knowledge and simple viable technologies for the sustainable forest management of the low forest that support human economic development.

1 comment:

John said...


I am from Colorado in the USA and I recently visited Jenaro Herrera on a vacation. Wonderful place. I am very interested in your copal project, as I love the sweet scent of amazonian copal. Keep up the good work and thank you for your efforts!