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.
|Agriculture, Livestock, Hunting and Forestry||32.03||%|
|Other service sectors||19.62||%|
|Andean forests with medium and large trees in high mountains||8,742||km²|
|Forests with medium-sized trees of low mountains, eastern sub-Andean||8,543||km²|
|Sub-Andean forests of steep high mountains||2,728||km²|
|Sub-Andean forests with medium and large trees in low mountains||2,450||km²|
|Dense sub-Andean forests with large and medium trees in low hills||2,182||km²|
|Native titled communities||14,678||km²|
|National Protected Areas||3,868||km²|
|Private Conservation Areas - ACP||1,072||km²|
|Concessions for conservation||529||km²|
|Areas of Environmental Conservation - ACA||261||km²|
|Regional Conservation Areas||0||km²|
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.
|(1)||Due to different methodological approaches and base years, Forest Status data fields may differ slightly. Data sources for each field are listed below.|
MINAM Geobosques, Information on forest cover in 2001
(INEI, 2016) iinei.inei.gob.pe/iinei/SIRTOD/
(INEI, 2017) iinei.inei.gob.pe/iinei/SIRTOD/
Mapa de vegetacion del MINAM (2016)
Elaboracion propia basada en informacion proporcionada por el Gobierno Regional de Amazonas
Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project, MAAP # 78: Deforestation Hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon, 2017,