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The legal framework for the forest sector is provided for by the Forest and Wildlife Law 27308 (still in force) which has been applied through official regulation and other lower level regulations. Access to it has been limited in terms of understanding the regulation, because of its technical language. Added to this are general forest regulations, which need to be brought into line with lower level provisions for its application and adapted to the reality of the area. Furthermore, only some technical-forest administrations at a regional level make regulations and procedures for each type of process available to the public.

Although the State began a process of updating the forest legislation, which concluded with Forest and Wildlife Law 29763 (recently approved but awaiting implementing regulation), it did not carry out an exhaustive analysis of forest regulations. It is expected that the implementing regulation of this law will start a process to formulate further legislation, which needs to consider their compatibility with REDD, international trade agreements like the Voluntary Partnership Agreements, and other advances and initiatives, even more so if this Forest Law makes express reference to the regulation of forest ecosystem services.

Title a. Law Nº 27308, Forest and Wildlife Law (current law in operation).
b. Supreme Decree Nº 014-2001-AG- Regulation of the Forest and Wildlife Law.
c. Law 29763, Forest and Wildlife Law (law that enters into force once it has an implementing regulation).
d. Law 27783, Principles of Decentralisation Law.
e. Law 27867, Organic Law of Regional Government.
Organisation a. Congress of the Republic
b. Ministry of Agriculture through its Line Directorate the Institute of Natural Resources, now absorbed into the National Forest Directorate
c. Executive Branch and Congress of the Republic through the Land Commission
d. Congress of the Republic
e. Congress of the Republic
Date a. 16/07/2000
b. 09/04/2001
c. 22/07/2011
d. 17/07/2002
e. 16/11/2002
Source a. http://www.legislacionforestal.org/ley-forestal-y-de-fauna-silvestre-4/
b. http://www.legislacionforestal.org/reglamento-de-ley-forestal-y-de-fauna-silvestre/
c. http://dgffs.minag.gob.pe/pdf/Ley29763.pdf
d. http://www.pmde.gob.pe/archivos/leyesynormas/ley_bases_descentralizacion.pdf
e. http://www.ceplan.gob.pe/documents/10157/17736/ley_27867.pdf
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