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Logging Concessions Enable Illegal Logging Crisis in the Peruvian Amazon

Corruption in Peru aids cutting of rain forest. Use concession to facilitate extraction, transport, or marketing of illegally extracted timber. The images in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the image credit; if the image is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder in order to reproduce the image.

In some cases, inspectors even found harvestable trees still standing at the coordinates indicated in the POA. Unauthorized timber extraction or extraction outside authorized zone.

This concept assumes that selectively logged concessions can maintain forest cover across the landscape better than other land uses, such as agriculture. Blue Sky1 and Justin Pine 5. Impacts of unsustainable mahogany logging in Bolivia and Peru. Sears and Pinedo-Vasquez 16 found regular inconsistencies between the location of the authorized logging areas and the actual origin of the raw logs through interviews with loggers arriving to a port in southern Loreto.

These findings highlight the need for additional reforms. Open in a separate window. Figure was made with ArcGIS Notably, they cited the submission of false or incomplete information in Volume non-cedar documented in Balance of Extraction not from concession unit.

Failure to present management plans within the established timeframe. Active – not Supervised Vigente. Spatial data of logging concessions.


This reconciliation centers on the prospect of combining protected areas with forest logging concessions to better conserve forest across a larger area than possible by protected areas alone 28 Land-use allocation protects the Peruvian Amazon. Grounds for revoking harvesting rights.

Authorized timber non-cedar in the POA left standing. Together, this means that However, comprehensive and quantitative analyses of precisely how existing legal frameworks facilitate this illegal logging are rare.

However, if the logging concessions are in fact facilitating illegal logging within protected areas and indigenous territories, this goal cannot be met. Leey Jan 15; Accepted Mar National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Published online Apr Specifically, logging permits based on falsified annual plans are widely used to harvest trees in unauthorized areas.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The Forestry Law also introduced a seemingly comprehensive regulatory framework designed to ensure that logged trees come from concessions and not surrounding unauthorized or sensitive areas. Subsequently, the US—Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Legwhich entered into force in Februarycontained an important annex aimed at strengthening Peru’s forest sector governance and sustainable management of forest resources Violation Percent Illegal extraction leh cedar Results and discussion We grouped the logging concessions into four categories based on whether or not they have been supervised and the results of those supervisions Figure 1Table 1.

Status of logging concessions in the Peruvian Amazon.

Failure to pay harvesting rights within the established timeframe. Lam Tac forest hijackers in practice and talk. Matt Finera, 1, 2 Clinton N. In the larger context, reconciling forest conservation and logging cannot be attained until timber extraction is contained to authorized concessions and not rampant throughout the landscape.

Under the current system, the two main ways to identify illegal logging—discovery of let in transit without GTFs or post-harvest OSINFOR inspection—come far too late to be effective The unobtained resolutions were for newly supervised concessions and were emitted after we closed our data-collection process. Promote illegal timber extraction through a third party. In summary, we find that the following scenario is common: Support Center Support Center.


Our analysis indicates that logging is not contained to delimited concessions and continues to threaten all forested areas, including protected areas and indigenous territories. We focus on the technical aspects driving the overall illegal logging crisis and do not address the important associated social issues. Of the supervised concessions in Loreto, we obtained the resolutions for Here, we focus on the Peruvian Amazon and let official information to better understand both the geographic scale and documented legal violations related to illegal logging.

Concessions labeled in our system as Active—not Supervised or 2308 Pending encompass: Forest policy reform and the organization of logging in Peruvian Amazonia.

Peru Forestal en Numeros Can oey conservation and logging be reconciled? At the heart of the problem is that authorities only check the regulatory documents in transport or at port arrival, well after the timber has left the forest.

Ley Nº – Ley de promoción de la inversión privada para la reforestación y agroforestería.

Towards understanding the health vulnerability of Indigenous Peoples Living in Voluntary Isolation in the Amazon rainforest: We grouped the logging concessions into four categories based on whether or not they have been supervised and the results of those supervisions Figure 1Table 1.

Tropical lfy rush in Peruvian Amazonia: Acquisition, transformation, or marketing of illegally extracted timber. Although the general failings of the Peruvian logging system have been known for years, we present an up to date, comprehensive analysis to identify the ldy scale and legal violations related to the problem.