Improvements in the Forestry Sector

Clear signs of improvement

According to information provided by OSINFOR, the implementation of forest management plans has improved significantly between 2015 and 2018. An example is the gradual reduction of management plans with no trees declared. Thus, in 2015, 38% of supervised management plans showed non existent trees declared and in 2018 this figure decreased to only 7%.

According to the OSINFOR Management Information System (SIGOSFC), “non-existent tree” is that tree that could not be found in the field during the supervisions they carry out. In that sense, it can be said that non-existent trees are those trees falsely declared in the operational plans.

Risk-free management plans

At the same time, according to the SIGOSFC Observatory there are significant advances in risk-free management plans between 2015 and 2018. In 2015 there were 237 management plans on the Green List, a figure that reached 617 in 2018. Similarly, the existence of management plans on the red list has been declining over the years. In 2015 there were 313 management plans on the Red List, and in 2018 this figure decreased by about 50%.

Qualified management plans on the red list represent an unacceptable, significant or moderate risk for legal trade, as unauthorized use of timber forest resources has been evidenced. Risk-free management plans are those qualified on the green list for not representing any of the risks on the red list for legal commerce.

"66% of management plans are without risk which means that more than 4 million hectares of forest are under good forest management according to our monitoring results." David Blas, Director of Forest and Wildlife Assessment, OSINFOR.

Reunited forest family

This event consisted of a working breakfast called “Contributing to building forest and wildlife governance from OSINFOR”, which had the technical support of the USAID FOREST program and the US Forest Service. Directors and officials of public and private entities, and international cooperation attended. At the same time, there was the presence of Lies Araceli Linares, Vice Minister of Environmental Management; Gonzalo Quijandría, Vice Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources (both of the Ministry of Environment); and with Paula Carrión, Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. The regional governors of Madre de Dios, Luis Hidalgo, and Ucayali, Francisco Pezo, also participated; and the forest managers of Loreto, Ucayali and Madre de Dios.

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