In general, the Forest Management Plans are identified as requirements but not as tools, which is why they are commonly called forest extraction plans: they are based solely on the method of extracting the timber, not on minimising the environmental impact. This is why they are either not complied with or, if they are complied with, they are not available to the public.
If the Plans were available as dynamic and flexible tools for management and supervision of forest operations, the design of which would allow identification in advance of the activities and sustainable use, they would allow both the holder and the public concerned to analyse them and obtain results of the levels of compliance therewith.
In particular, it would allow the Body for Supervision of Forest and Wildlife Resources (OSINFOR) to have full control and oversight of sustainable use and conservation of the forest and wildlife resources, and of the ecosystem services.
In addition, the new Forest and Wildlife Law indicates the creation of the National System of Forest and Wildlife Management, a body responsible for ensuring the public has access to the operating management plans and general forest management plans approved prior to this Law and in the framework. It also classifies the information generated by the body as: a) confidential - certain sections of the plans which will be regulated in specific regulations and b) non-confidential - the information on the list of forest species subject to use, the extraction evaluation, debts with regard to operating permits and environmental impacts resulting from the performance of the activity.
|Title||a. Article 96 of Supreme Decree 014-2001-AG.- Regulation for the Forest and Wildlife Law
b. Article 45 of Law 29763 (2011), Forest and Wildlife Law
|Organisation||a. Ministry of Agriculture through its Line Directorate, the National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA), now absorbed by the General Directorate for Forests and Wildlife
b. Executive Power and Congress of the Republic – through the Agricultural Commission