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SERFOR and WWF commit to work for the sustainable management of Peru's forest and wildlife heritage

This alliance will strengthen the coordinated work between both institutions with the aim of contributing to scientific research, promoting the restoration of degraded landscapes, supporting the development of local capacities, and promoting the management and sustainable use of flora and fauna resources, through alliances with our indigenous peoples, among other local actors.


Lima, April 12, 2019.- Today the National Forestry and Wildlife Service (SERFOR) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and WWF Peru, the world conservation organization, signed the framework agreement for institutional cooperation to implement working mechanisms to promote sustainable management of forest heritage and wildlife of Peru.

This alliance will strengthen the coordinated work between both institutions with the aim of contributing to scientific research, promoting the restoration of degraded landscapes, supporting the development of local capacities, and promoting the management and sustainable use of flora and fauna resources, through alliances with our indigenous peoples, among other local actors.

The executive director of SERFOR, Luis Alberto González-Zúñiga, stated that it is a great opportunity to sign this agreement, for four years (renewable), with an organization that has worldwide recognition and with whom we can develop projects and initiatives together.

“There is a willingness to build a common agenda with WWF in the greatest aspiration we have as SERFOR, which is to contribute to the sustainable management of our forests and their flora and fauna resources," González-Zúñiga reiterated.

In this regard, the country representative of WWF Peru, Kurt Holle, said that this important effort adds to the work of his institution towards generating valuable scientific and technical information on our biodiversity. Also, it will encourage the development of innovative tools for sustainable resource management, as well as support collaborative work with authorities, companies, civil society, indigenous peoples and communities. 

“It is imperative to continue generating information to facilitate decision-making and promote the sustainable management of our country's natural heritage. For WWF Peru, it is essential to strengthen the articulation among all the actors of the Amazonian forests to create and take advantage of opportunities for sustainable development", said Holle.

The agreement of understanding signed between SERFOR and WWF Peru has a term of validity of four years.
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