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Editor’s pickUSTR tests Peru’s progress in combatting illegal logging

Peru, USTR, America, forest

Cover image: Peru's forests The United States Trade Representative has asked Peru to verify three timber shipments exported to the U.S. in 2017 complied with all Peruvian laws and regulations. The request was made on behalf of the Interagency Committee on Trade in Timber Products from Peru (Timber Committee). “Strong monitoring and …

Editor’s pickPeru loses 150,000 hectares of natural forest annually

Peru, ITTO, deforestation

Each year Peru loses an average of 150,000 hectares of natural forest due to deforestation caused by migratory agriculture and subsistence activity that devastates the Amazon. According to the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (Serfor), other causes of deforestation that put the country's 74 million hectares of forest at risk are illegal …

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