This report denounced the irregularities in Peru’s forestry market, said Gestión in an article published today.
“The report ‘El Justiciero Forestal’, calculated that at least 60% of the wood extracted in the last decade in Loreto and Ucayali, the two largest wood-producing regions of Peru, was illegal because it was cleared from unauthorized areas”, Gestión informed.
“Among these tricks is the felling of trees in areas destined for the local population such as indigenous communities and the falsification of the trees’ location”, they explained.
Global Witness also warned that the independence of the Forestry and Wildlife Resources Oversight Agency (Osinfor) of Peru, a body dedicated to detecting and denouncing illegal logging, has been weakened by recent decisions of the Peruvian government.
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