Sustainable forest management
Since 2002, WWF Peru works with Awajun, Ashaninka, Arahuaca, Yine, Ese Eja and Shipibo indigenous communities, to develop their technical and commercial capacities.
This has enabled them to eliminate illegal logging and consolidate the sustainable management of over 400 000 hectares of communal forests, where they directly produce and commercialize timber and brazil nuts, thus supporting the conservation of their forests.
In 2004, WWF Peru contributed towards the first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for Peruvian indigenous territories in over 35 000 hectares of forests, which guarantees improved practices and greater incomes for the population.
Today, 10 years after having started this task, WWF Peru has accompanied the certification of 929,438 ha of forests, which represents more than 90% of the national total. In addition, through the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) local producers have been helped to create links with the international market for an estimated value of 20 million dollars of commercialized certified wood.