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Ecuador : Indicators

2011 > 20 Key Indicators > Legal Requirement for Stakeholder Consultation before Allocation of Commercial Logging Permits

The allocation of licences or permits for forest operations originate in the right of the owner to use, enjoy and dispose of the elements of his/her property, including forests, except in cases where the forest is community-owned, in which case the communities carry out internal consultations.

Under Ministerial Agreement 139, procedures were issued to authorise the use and logging of timber. The operating licences and the respective transportation guides are granted to the owners of the land in which the forest exists as part of his/her right of usufruct, but under the surveillance of the forest authority. If the forest is privately-owned, no consultation is required before logging.

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