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Reforestation in Oxapampa (Peru)

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Peru has implemented a National Forest Conservation Programme for the Mitigation of Climate Change, which includes a satellite monitoring system and specific rules for intervention and prosecution of illegal tree felling under the Ministry of Environment Plan.

The programme includes a planning strategy that envisions 11 axes for prevention, control and prosecution of deforestation and illegal logging. The objective is to reduce deforestation and degradation of Oxapampa forest and thereby reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán

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Today, the situation appears to be changing for the good. Peru, as a member of the United Nations and committed to its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has implemented a National Forest Conservation Programme for the Mitigation of Climate Change, which includes a satellite monitoring system and specific rules for intervention and prosecution of illegal tree felling under a Ministry of Environment Plan.

The programme includes a planning strategy that envisions 11 axes for prevention, control and prosecution of deforestation and illegal logging.

Moreover, today there is a National Strategy for Forests and Climate Change, the objective of which is “to reduce deforestation and degradation of our forests and thereby reduce emissions of greenhouse gases” and which has engaged the participation of both the public and the private sector.

One example is the work of Pronaturaleza which is working with 14 communities in different zones, including Oxapampa, and in which sustainable land management is being established.

Similar efforts are necessary to achieve SDG 15 (Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss).

One of the objectives that the government has set is to achieve reforestation of at least two million hectares by the year 2030 and communities themselves can contribute to this objective through small actions.

Read the full story: http://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/sustainability/decent-work-economic-growth/547-reforestation-in-oxapampa-peru-s-challenges-and-priorities

 

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.