State Actors and Civil Society Organizations dialogued about Illicit timber trafficking in Bolivia

On June 2, actors from the public sector and civil society met in a discussion on Illicit Timber Trafficking, which took place in the facilities of the Municipal Autonomous Government of Rurrenabaque, in the Department of Beni, with the aim to address the issue of illicit trafficking and piracy of timber in the Bolivian Amazon, a region called North of La Paz that includes the municipalities of Ixiamas, San Buenaventura, and Rurrenabaque, mainly.

The model of the communities that protect the biodiversity of the forests

Transforming social and economic systems to live in harmony with nature and life is one of the themes with which World Environment Day is celebrated today. That is why we show you the example of several peasant communities that bet on community forestry as a model of conservation of forest biodiversity, an economic livelihood for their families, and an option for empowering their communities.

Podcast Beats of the Forest – Second Season

The second season of “Beats of the Forest” was created, the first podcast produced by the National Forest and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) with WWF-Peru. People will learn to become informed citizens committed to the responsible consumption of timber. The nine episodes recount the step-by-step, from the moment a tree is extracted from the forest, until it is finally commercialized and reaches homes converted into furniture, floors, etc.

First national meeting of forest oversight, control and indigenous surveillance

The purpose of this activity was to present the progress and generate recommendations regarding forest oversight, control and surveillance, as well as the implementation of the Indigenous Forest Agenda in the Peruvian Amazon. The call to declare the indigenous forests in emergency was one of the conclusions of the minutes signed by the indigenous leaders and technical teams of the regional indigenous organizations who participated on 18 and 19 May.

The Intersectoral Pact for Legal Timber was present at the Interzum Bogota fair

From 10 to 13 May, Colombians were able to learn more about the legal timber trade in the country and have a closer relationship with the companies and community initiatives that extract and process timber of legal origin. In this space, the publication of the second phase of the Pact was launched, announcing the commitments and the route of action in which it seeks to strengthen efforts to promote that the timber extracted, transported, marketed, and used comes exclusively from legal sources.

Banks and transporters agree to fight the illegal wildlife trade

Within the framework of the II High-Level Conference of the Americas on Illegal Wildlife Trade, companies from the financial and air transport sectors joined the fight against wildlife trafficking. The financial institutions signed six commitments and recognized the devastating impact of the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and stated that they will not facilitate or tolerate financial flows resulting from the IWT and associated corruption.

Forestry sector will be promoted through the signing of an inter-institutional agreement in Peru

The Technological Institute of Production (ITP), a body attached to the Ministry of Production (Produce), through CITEmadera Lima, created an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with WWF-Peru (World Wide Fund for Nature) in order to strengthen joint initiatives related to the improvement of capacities, scientific research, collaboration and development of projects in the forestry sector.