Amazonas Peru
Gilmer Wilson Orna Corrales
Manager of the Amazonas Regional Environmental Authority

While the Region of Amazonas has historically low rates of deforestation, it is facing but several challenges in the management of their forests.  The tegion is home to a number of indigenous communities  (including the awajun and wampis) who depend on forest and ecosystem services to sustain their livelihoods.

Amazonas has taken  steps to improve the management of its forests through the creation of a Regional Environmental Authority and the implementation of a Regional Conservation System. However, there are pending challenges such as designing a jurisdictional forest conservation strategy, improving management for sustainable use of forest resources (especially indigenous community forests),and increasing funding to support these initiatives.

Summary

39,249km²
73.1%
-22.2%
2013 - 2014

Demographics

422,629
1.4%
Type% 
Rural55.00
Urban45.00
Group% 
Amarakaeri--
Matsiguenga--
Ese'eja--
Piro--
Shipibo Konibo--
Other--

Economy

PEN2.80 M
PEN6,620
Type% 
Agriculture33.40
Services26.70
Industry10.70
Mining4.00
Forestry0.00
0.385
Coffee beans, cocoa beans, tara powder and tropical fruits

Forest Status

29,228km²
28,700km²
Typekm² 
Non-Forested Areas30,957
Mountain Forests23,000
Hill Forests3,526
Other Land Uses3,063
Terrace Forests885
Waterways409
Flooded Forests360
528km²
226M MtC
Typekm² 
National Protected Natural Areas7,060
Areas of Regional Conservation1,754
Concessions for conservation1,342
Private Conservation Areas1,267
Forestry concessions--
Regional areas for conservation and recovery purposes (ZOCRES)--
Native titled communities--
No forest management category / Other holding categories--

Smallholder Cattle
Smallholder Agriculture
Mining

Sources

1. (JNE, 2014) link
2. GORE Amazonas (2016) link
3. (INEI, 2016) link
4. (BCRP, 2016) link
5. (INEI, 2016) link
6. (INEI, 2016) link
7. (INEI, 2017) link
8. (PNUD-Perú, S/F) link
9. (PROMPERÚ, S/F) link
10. (MINAM, 2016) link
11.
 Mapa de vegetacion del MINAM (2016)
12. Fuente: Elaboracion propia basada en informacion proporcionada por el Gobierno Regional de Amazonas. 
*   Incluye ACP Los Chilchos que según fuente nacional pertenece a Amazonas