Paragraph g of article 6 of Supreme Decree No. 014-2001-AG, Regulation of the Forest and Wildlife Law, states that the INRENA (whose powers were taken on by General Directorate for Forest and Forest Wildlife - DGFFS - of the Ministry of Agriculture), as the responsible authority for drawing up and disseminating an annual report of forest and wildlife activities. However, to date there is still no annual report by the forest authority, which limits access to information and transparency in the management of the sector.
The authority responsible needs to regulate the obligation of every government body associated with this, presenting an Annual Report which identifies activities, obstacles, processes under way and opportunities for the forest sector.
On this point, it is important for the forest authority to meet its obligations by publishing an Annual Report of its activities, not only to comply with the law but also to use this tool to encourage production, generate currency and improve the quality of life of the populations involved. The General Directorate for Forests and Wildlife only publishes a statistical forest yearbook, which cannot be considered an Annual Report, rather a complement to such a report.
Law No. 29763 - Forest and Wildlife Law (recently approved but awaiting implementing regulation) provides for new bodies to come into operation - such as the National System for Forest and Wildlife Management (SINAFOR) and the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) – which would consider producing plans which could be used as a basis for the Annual Reports, as they would periodically provide the type of information necessary to draw them up.
This would contribute to civil society organisations and indigenous communities having access to this information, with more accurate and expanded details of forest operations, which in turn would allow them to influence the decision-making for the plans for the following year.
|Organisation||Ministry of Agriculture through the General Directorate for Forests and Wildlife|