USAID PRO-BOSQUES

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Over half of the Peruvian landscape is covered by Amazon forests and waters. Unfortunately, an estimated 80% of Peru’s timber is logged illegally and the deforestation rate continues to increase. Pro-Bosques works to strengthen Peru’s forest sustainable, legal and profitable forestry sector.

USAID Pro-Bosques’ overall goal is to provide the pillars for sustainability, legality, inclusivity, and profitability necessary to support and modernize Peru’s forest sector. By sustainably managing forest resources, we conserve biodiversity and reduce the emission of gases that trap heat from the Sun and warm the planet’s surface (greenhouse gas emission). The project also increases competitiveness, combats environmental crimes such as illegal logging and supports Peru in meeting its obligations included in the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, known as U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement.

 

 

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Date 
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 8:00pm

Last updated: August 12, 2021