Peru: Preserving tropical forests with a focus on sustainable and participatory development

In view of increasing deforestation in Natural Protected Areas caused by illegal logging practices and shifting agriculture, the Peruvian association DRIS (Sustainable Rural Development), with international cooperation assistance, has implemented a Programme on sustainable rural development in the districts of Manu (Madre de Dios Region), Kosñipata and Challabamba (Cusco Region), aimed at promoting ecological agriculture and agro-forestry, aiming to reduce the negative impacts of deforestation and contribute to greater food security for the local populations.

Renato Ríos
Economist
DRIS
drislima@terra.com.pe

Sandro Chávez
Biologist
Foro Ecológico del Perú
sandrochv(at)yahoo.com

Lima, Peru