The National Forest Strategy was made official in 2004 as a document of National Forest Policy, but it needs to be adapted to REDD issues, not only because this is a new and emerging theme, but because it is linked to other sectors of natural resources management. It is worth pointing out that there is currently a third version of the National Forest Policy updated to June 2010, but the policy has still not been approved. This version gives a guideline for incentives but does not mention REDD explicitly.
The Forest and Wildlife Law 27308, which is still in force, and the recently approved Forest and Wildlife Law 29763, which will come into force when it has an implementing regulation, have been approved and/or promulgated without the explicit existence of a National Forest Policy, which has consequently had no influence on their implementation; however, the recent Forest Law considers following up a National Policy.
Furthermore, the documents which make up the implicit policy of the Sector Forest are drafted in Spanish, but have not been translated into other local languages, and they are only accessible through publication in the Official Newspaper “El Peruano” (a newspaper which, though distributed nationwide, arrives with a few days delay and in small quantities) and the websites of each institution linked to the forest sector. Added to the fact that the material is technically complex and large in size, this means that access to the information is limited for community populations.
|Title||a. Proposal of National Forest and Wildlife Policy (3rd version)
b. National Forest Strategy from 2002 to 2021 officially recognised through Supreme Decree 031-2004-AG
|Organisation||a. General Directorate of Forestry and Wildlife, Ministry of Agriculture.
b. Ministry of Agriculture through the General Directorate of Forestry and Wildlife (previously INRENA).