Jaguars thrive in lightly logged forests

Bozovich shares this study, where part of the research has been in made in our “Forestal Otorongo’s” FSC Certified concession in Madre de Dios, Peru.

Jaguars are losing territory because of the encroach on tropical forests. A study issue of Biological Conservation offers hope. Scientists found that in some lightly logged forests in Guatemala and Peru—certified by independent experts as “well managed”.
In Peru, the researchers examined logging concessions in Amazon Basin’s Madre de Dios. Part of the study was made in the FSC certified concession. All forestry operations in the reserve must be certified by the independent nonprofit Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
In both Guatemala and Peru, they detected more than 20 other mammal species, including prey for the big cats. The newly opened canopy may have encouraged growth of the plants they eat.
Anand Roopsind, a postdoctoral research fellow at Boise State University, says these findings reaffirm other research demonstrating the value of lightly logged forests for jaguar conservation. The FSC enjoys significant support among conservationists.

Potential of the Forestry Sector in Peru

Potential of the Forestry Sector in Peru

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Forestry Sector in Peru has a Big Development Potential *

One of the activities with large potential in Peru is forestry because of the advantages related to the extension of natural forest (94% in the jungle region), our jungle is the second position in Latin America, after Brazil, and the ninth position worldwide. It has an extension of 68 million of ha, of which 38 million are adequate for forestry production.

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