Loreto Peru
Fernando Meléndez Celis
Regional Planning, Budget and Territorial Planning Manager
Assistant Manager of Planning and Territorial Zoning

Loreto is the largest regions - and the region with the greatest forest cover -  in Peru. It currently has more than 13 million hectares of forest under forms of conservation (apart from national administration), concessions for non-timber purposes and conservation of watershed headwaters.

One of its most important forest policies is the Regional Program for the Conservation, Management and Sustainable Use of Loreto Biological Diversity (PROCREL), which conserves forests, together with local governments and communities and NGOs.  PROCREL works to strengthen forest management and generate economic income for communities through the development of sustainable productive alternatives in the Regional Conservation Areas (ACRs). Today Loreto has 5 ACRs connected between them, making a total of more than 2 million hectares where more than 98 native communities live.

In the future, the challenge is to formulate and implement a holistic low-emission development strategy which balances socioeconomic needs and forest conservation using a landscape approach.

Summary

368,799km²
95.5%
+30.2%
2013 - 2014

Demographics

1.04 M
3.4%
Type% 
Rural33.20
Urban0.67
Group% 
Amarakaeri--
Matsiguenga--
Ese'eja--
Piro--
Shipibo Konibo--
Other--

Economy

PEN8.44 M
PEN--
Type% 
Agriculture13.50
Mining3.60
Services--
Forestry--
Industry--
0.398
Maderas y papeles, metalmecánica, siderometalúrgica, pesca, agro, químicos

Forest Status

--km²
352,200km²
Typekm² 
Hill Forests210,306
Other Land Uses111,119
Terrace Forests36,429
Mountain Forests10,908
Non-Forested Areas--
Flooded Forests--
Waterways--
--km²
3,585M MtC
Typekm² 
No forest management category / Other holding categories93,148
Forestry concessions77,423
National Protected Natural Areas34,913
Areas of Regional Conservation29,065
Private Conservation Areas--
Concessions for conservation--
Regional areas for conservation and recovery purposes (ZOCRES)--
Native titled communities--

Sources

1. (JNE, 2014) link
2. (CIAM, 2014) link
3. (INEI, 2016) link
4. (BCRP, 2016) link
5. (INEI, 2016) link
6. (BCRP, 2016) link
7. (BCRP, 2014) link
8. (PNUD, S/F) link
9. (PROMPERÚ, 2016) link
10. PNCB link
11. Secretaría del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica (https://www.cbd.int/doc/nbsap/sbsap/pe-sbsap-loreto-es.pdf)
12. Peru FREL
13. (MINAM, 2016) link