Peru, U.S. agree to join efforts for modernization of forestry sector

The Governments of Peru and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable the development of joint actions for the modernization of the Peruvian forestry sector. The aim is to  increase the impact and efficiency of initiatives aimed at combating illegality, strengthening forest governance and the relationship with the private sector. Around 60% of Peruvian territory is covered by forest but between 2001 and 2015 the country has lost more than 1.8 million hectares of forests, an average of 120,000 hectares per year.

Source: Andina