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

While the region of Amazonas has historically low deforestation rates, it faces several challenges in forest management. The region hosts several native communities(including Awajun, Aguaruna and Wampis) that depend on timber and non-timber forest resources, as well as the provision of ecosystem services to maintain their livelihoods.

Amazonas has taken steps to improve the management of its forests by creating a Regional Environmental Authority through Regional Ordinance No. 327- REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AMZONAS / CR, dated 17 May 2013, and implementing a Regional Conservation System adopted by Regional Ordinance No. 235 – REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AMAZONAS / CR, dated 05 June 20 09. However, there are pending challenges such as the design of a forest conservation strategy at the regional level, as well as improving management for the sustainable use of forest resources (especially forests in native communities), and increasing external financing through international cooperation to support these initiatives.

Additional information can be found on the GCF Impact Platform.

Résumé

39,249km²
72.6%
+0.8%
2015 - 2016

Démographie

424,952
1.4%
Type% 
Rural55.00
Urban45.00
Group 
Aguaruna (Aguajun)43,896
Huambisa8,257

Économie

PEN2.80 M
PEN6,566
Type% 
Agriculture, Livestock, Hunting and Forestry32.03
Other sectors26.55
Other service sectors19.62
Commerce11.54
Building10.26
0.385
Cocoa beans, unroasted and decaffeinated coffee, copper ores and concentrates

État de la forêt[a]

29,170km²
28,476km²
694km²
226M MtC
Typekm² 
Intervening Areas11,240
Andean forests with medium and large trees in high mountains8,742
Forests with medium-sized trees of low mountains, eastern sub-Andean8,543
Others6,165
Sub-Andean forests of steep high mountains2,728
Sub-Andean forests with medium and large trees in low mountains2,450
Dense sub-Andean forests with large and medium trees in low hills2,182
Typekm² 
Native titled communities14,678
National Protected Areas3,868
Private Conservation Areas - ACP1,072
Concessions for conservation529
Areas of Environmental Conservation - ACA261

There are no official studies on the factors that drive deforestation in Amazonas. According to the monitoring project of the Peruvian Amazon, during 2017 in the district of Nieva- the area with the highest level of deforestation in Amazonas - it is pointed out that the cause of deforestation is agricultural activity.

Notes

a.En raison des différentes approches méthodologiques et des années de référence, les champs de données sur l'état des forêts peuvent différer légèrement. Les sources de données pour chaque champ sont énumérées ci-dessous.

Sources

1.(INEI, 2016) link
2.(INEI, 2016) link
3.(INEI, 2016) link
4.(INEI, 2017) link
5.(BCRP, 2016) link
6.(PNUD-Perú, S/F) link
7.MINAM Geobosques, Information on forest cover in 2001
8.(MINAM, 2016) link
9.Mapa de vegetacion del MINAM (2016)
10.Elaboracion propia basada en informacion proporcionada por el Gobierno Regional de Amazonas
11.Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project, MAAP # 78: Deforestation Hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon, 2017,