With deforestation threatening the Peruvian Amazon and communities that rely on forest-based employment, forest management must be improved.
Final Report: Peru Forestry Project .
Project Report | December 7, 2016
The USAID Environmental Management and Forest Governance Support Activity, also known as Peru Bosques, promoted a new inclusive, legal, profitable, and sustainable forest-based economy.
The signing of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) in 2006 revealed a need to reduce Peru’s illegal logging rates. To accomplish this, USAID’s Environmental Management and Forest Governance Support Activity, also known as Peru Bosques (“Forests” in English) project supports several objectives 1) to help the Peruvian government improve its institutions, forestry regulations, and implementation, so the government can efficiently manage forestry resources, and ii) collaborate with forestry companies and communities to improve their production processes, management abilities, and access to new markets. Implementation of these goals are based on three cross-cutting initiatives: communications, gender-based approach, and management and operations.