The geographic area under native community ownership in Peru accounts for 17% of the country’s total forest area. However, these areas are currently affected by the impacts of illegal timber logging and trade and other negative factors that seriously threaten not only the conservation of the potential of these resources but also the survival of these indigenous peoples, who are amongst the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the country.
This proposal envisages contributing towards the sustainable development of Amazon indigenous peoples by outlining and implementing sustainable forest management strategies for the territories legally occupied by these communities and, more specifically, it is geared towards the participatory formulation of a project aimed at the development of sustainable community forest management in indigenous peoples’ territories of the Peruvian Amazon Region.
Main outputs are as follows:
- A study on the status of forest management by indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon Region; and
- A project proposal to promote forest management by native communities developed through a participatory approach and submitted to ITTO for approval.