Piura Peru

Strategies and Policies

Master Plan of the Dry Forest Regional Conservation Area Salitral - Huarmaca,  2017-2021- A planning documents for the the first protected natural area of Regional Administration in the department of Piura -  The Regional Conservation Area Bosques Secos Salitral - Huarmaca.  The plan seeks to develop and promote practices for the sustainable use of dry forest resources that ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem and the valuable objects of conservation that houses.

Regional Environmental Action Plan Piura 2016 – 2021 – Intended to be a long-term regional planning instrument, formulated on the basis of the Regional Environmental Policy and Regional System of Environmental Management. The plan contains the priority environmental goals for a six year period for the region and has an objective to improve the quality of life of people, ensuring the existence of healthy, viable and functional ecosystems in the long term, the sustainable development of Piura, through prevention , protection and recovery of the environment and its components, the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, in a responsible and consistent manner

Laws and Regulations

Ordinance 392/2017 – Approves the Master Plan of the Dry Forest Regional Conservation Area Salitral -Huarmaca, for the period 2017-2021, as a higher-level planning document to develop and promote practices for the sustainable use of dry forest resources that ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem. 

Ordinance 378/2017 - Approves the regional environmental agenda 2017 – 2019 - the Regional Environmental Agenda 2017-2019, prepared by the Regional Environmental Commission, is a management instrument of a cross-sectoral nature of mandatory compliance for the treatment of environmental issues in the region in the short term, conservation of natural resources and improvement of quality of life, in order to achieve sustainable regional development in four (04) fronts: a) Front of Biodiversity, b) Environmental Quality Front, c) Environmental Governance Front, and d) Climate Change Front.

Ordinance 346/2016 - Approves the Regional Environmental Action Plan of Piura  within the framework of the Regional Environmental Policy.

Ordinance 316/2015- Approves the Policy Guidelines for the Territorial Planning of the Piura Region.  Entrust the Regional General Management, in coordination with the Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management and the Regional Center for Strategic Planning - CEPLAR, with the implementation of this territorial planning.

Ordinance 286/2014- Ordinance that approves the regional action plan to combat desertification and drought

Ordinance 261/2013- Ordinance that approves the economic ecological mesozonification of the piura department

Ordinance 274/2013 - Ordinance that modifies the regulations of organization and functions - ROF of the piura regional government, including the function of issuing environmental certifications

Regional Management of Natural Resources and Environment Management - Formulates, proposes, directs, executes, and administers the regional policies related to protected areas and environment in accordance with regional and sectoral plans.

Regional Management of Economic Development - Formulates, proposes, directs, executes, and administers the regional policies related to agriculture, mining, fishing, energy, and tourism in accordance with regional and national plans. 


Piura has developed an Ecologic and Economic Zoning at the meso level (scale 1/100,000), which has been approved through Regional Ordinance No. 261-2013-GRP-CR .

Currently, ZEE is being applied as a guiding instrument for decision making and sustainable management of the territory, taking advantage of the potential and minimizing the risks for the benefit of the population. In this sense, they are articulating the EEZ to other territorial management instruments such as the Concerted Development Plan.

Additionally, in this department four (04) micro-EEZ processes (1/25 000 scale) have been executed in priority areas of the provinces of Ayabaca, Huamcabamba, Morropón and Sullana, with resources from the Budget Support Agreement Euro Eco Trade

Both the zoning study and map are available for download.