El trabajo de Osinfor entre 2009 y 2018: árboles supervisados, existentes e inexistentes

Este informe detalla el trabajo de Osinfor sobre la supervisión de árboles, les mostramos las estadísticas de árboles declarados también inexistentes:
Osinfor entre el 2009 – 2018 supervisó 659 089 árboles en el territorio nacional, de los cuales 135 164 fueron declarados como inexistentes, representando un 20.51 % del total.
La cantidad de árboles supervisados ha ido aumentando progresivamente por año.
En el año 2015, supervisaron 113 292 árboles, 38 916 fueron declarados inexistentes (34.35 %). Este fue un caso especial.
El período 2016 – 2018 es el único en el que se muestra una reducción progresiva y considerable de los árboles inexistentes.


ITTO- Trade Statement, ITTC54 2018, Yokohama

Sustainability and legality in the tropical timber trade are crucial issues.

This very point was obvious in the recent trade agreement between Canada, USA and Mexico which pointedly acknowledges the importance of Sustainable Forestry Management (SFM) and noted its importance in sustainable development, conservation and sustainable use of resources. The agreement highlights green managed forests’ contribution to global environmental security as well as the critical role of forests in providing essential ecosystem services, job creation and alleviating poverty. Significantly, the agreement has provisions to combat the illegal trade in timber and also, quite importantly, includes support for SFM and legal trade.

ITTO has worked for 40 years on sustainability and trade promotion, yet tropical timber consumption in traditional markets has been declining for years. The TAG recognizes there seems to be a dis-connect between ITTC and the timber industry which has allowed this to happen. If we do not act urgently, the conversion of tropical forest land will continue

Froman says he’s ‘encouraged’ by Peru’s crackdown on illegal logging

The United States’ top trade negotiator, Michael Froman, said he’s “encouraged” by the recent steps taken by the Peruvian government to stem the flow of illegally harvested and exported timber from the South American country.
“While Peru has made important progress under the PTPA (U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement) to combat illegal logging, there is still much more work to be done,” Froman said in a statement Tuesday. “For the sake of our forests, our global environment, and our shared future, we will continue to closely monitor the situation in Peru and work closely with them to advance environmental progress.”
Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) co-chaired a meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council and Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance, which was established under the PTPA.
During the meetings, U.S. and Peruvian officials discussed the progress made, so far, to address illegal logging, challenges that remain, and how both countries can work together and individually to address those challenges.
“PTPA provides a strong foundation for addressing environmental challenges, including illegal logging,” Froman said.
The United States earlier this year raised one of the PTPA’s monitoring tools by requesting that Peru verify the legality of a Peruvian timber shipment that had recently entered the United States. “The Peruvian government’s findings in the case of this shipment confirmed USTR’s concerns, and the Interagency Timber Committee responded by identifying several areas where additional work is needed in the fight against illegal logging in Peru,” USTR said.
U.S. and Peruvian trade officials have agreed to double down on their efforts to stop illegal logging in the South American country. In particular, Peru has amended its export documentation to improve traceability of timber shipments; implemented measures for the prevention and timely detection of illegally harvested timber, including third-party inspections prior to timber export; improved the accuracy of annual forest management plans; and has held violators accountable.
At the Environmental Affairs Council meeting, the U.S. and Peru also announced the hiring of a new executive director, Dino Delgado, for the independent secretariat established under the PTPA to receive and review submissions from the public about environmental law enforcement. “These efforts will help to promote public participation and transparency, which are key elements of the PTPA,” USTR said.