Total Land Area [1]
39,249 km² 72.6 % Forest
Deforestation Trend
0.8 % 2016
Original Forest Area [2]
29,170 km²
Current Forest Area
28,476 km² 0.199 % of Global Total
Total Area Deforested
694 km²
Total Forest Carbon
226 M MtC 0.142 % of Global Total
Description

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.

Contacts
Governor
Oscar Altamirano Quispe
Demographics
Population of State/Province
424,952 1.4 % of National Population
Urban vs. Rural Population [3]
Rural 55.00
 
Urban 45.00
 
Ethnic Groups
Aguaruna (Aguajun) 43,896.00
 
Huambisa 8,257.00
 
Economy
State/Province GDP [4]
PEN 2,797,856
Annual Per Capita Income [5]
PEN 6,566
Human Development Index [6]
0.385
GDP Breakdown [7]
Agriculture, Livestock, Hunting and Forestry 32.03
 
Other sectors 26.55
 
Other service sectors 19.62
 
Commerce 11.54
 
Building 10.26
 
Main Exports
Cocoa beans, unroasted and decaffeinated coffee, copper ores and concentrates
Forest Status (1)
Major Vegetation Types [8]
Intervening Areas 11,240
 
Andean forests with medium and large trees in high mountains 8,742
 
Forests with medium-sized trees of low mountains, eastern sub-Andean 8,543
 
Others 6,165
 
Sub-Andean forests of steep high mountains 2,728
 
Sub-Andean forests with medium and large trees in low mountains 2,450
 
Dense sub-Andean forests with large and medium trees in low hills 2,182
 
Forest Management [9]
Native titled communities 14,678
 
National Protected Areas 3,868
 
Private Conservation Areas - ACP 1,072
 
Concessions for conservation 529
 
Areas of Environmental Conservation - ACA 261
 
Regional Conservation Areas 0
 
Deforestation Rates [10]
Drivers of Deforestation [11]

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
(1) Due to different methodological approaches and base years, Forest Status data fields may differ slightly. Data sources for each field are listed below.
References
[1]
[2]
MINAM Geobosques, Information on forest cover in 2001
[3]
[4]
[5]
[6]
[7]
[8]
Mapa de vegetacion del MINAM (2016)
[9]
Elaboracion propia basada en informacion proporcionada por el Gobierno Regional de Amazonas
[10]
[11]
Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project, MAAP # 78: Deforestation Hotspots in the Peruvian Amazon, 2017,