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Article 368 of the Regulation of the Forest and Wildlife Law 27308 (the law still in force) provides for INRENA (whose powers were taken on by the General Directorate for Forests and Forest Wildlife) to maintain a register of natural and legal persons penalised for infractions of Forest and Wildlife Legislation.
Similarly, sub-sections 5 and 8 of article 43 of Supreme Decree No. 065-2009-PCM, which approves the Regulation on Organisation and Functions of the Office for Supervision of Forest and Wildlife Resources (OSINFOR in Spanish), provides for the existence of an administrative register of concessions which have expired and/or been penalised for infraction of the Forest and Wildlife Law.

However, none of the institutions referred to provides or facilitates publicly the aforementioned register (or list of offenders). Publicising this register is important, not only to comply with the law, but also as a means of strengthening transparency in the management of these types of process and to promote access to decision-making. This would allow players in the forest sector to identify the offenders and have prior information before signing commercial contracts with forest operators, and also to identify the forest professionals involved in these types of processes.

Title a. Article 4 of the Legislative Decree No 1085 that created OSINFOR
b. Article 18 of the Law 29763 Forest and Wildlife Law; the third paragraph expressly states that SERFOR is the national authority.
Organisation a. President’s Office of the Council of Ministers
b. Executive Branch and Congress of the Republic through the Land Commission
Date a. 28/06/2008
b. 22/07/2011
Source a. http://www.osinfor.gob.pe/portal/archivos/recurso/dl_1085_-_ley_osinfor.pdf
b. http://dgffs.minag.gob.pe/pdf/Ley29763.pdf
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