USAID, USFS AND OSINFOR OFFICIALS VISIT GGF’S FOREST CONCESSIONS IN THE PERUVIAN AMAZON

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On September 5th and 6th, Green Gold Forestry (GGF) hosted a visit of USAID[1], USFS Forest[2] and OSINFOR[3] officials at the Bahia camp site, located five (5) hours from Iquitos, on the banks of the Napo River (mid-Napo). In this camp, operations related to the management, conservation, and monitoring of the more than 250,000 ha of forest concessions belonging to the company and other activities related to agroforestry and other projects (social, productive, and environmental) with indigenous Kichwa and Huitotos communities are deployed. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the operations and progress of the forest conservation activities carried out by GGF along the Napo/Tacsha Curaray river basin in the framework of the project “Sustainable Management of Forest Concessions”

The conference began with a presentation of the activities of GGF, which included a presentation of the technical team’s progress and results obtained in forest conservation that favours forest carbon sequestration, forest management and the use of timber and non-timber resources to date. Subsequently, our work and involvement with the project’s indigenous partner communities was presented, emphasising the positive impact on community development resulting from the implementation of the conservation project. Finally, the representative of FECONAMNCUA[4]and members of the native communities gave their testimony and experience working with GGF, where they expressed their satisfaction with the creation of more than 320 jobs and the constant training in the communities.

This visit enabled GGF to strengthen collaboration ties with different entities to improve conservation activities, forest monitoring, sustainable use, and community relations. Furthermore, the visit allowed to visualize the progress of the different initiatives of sustainable forest management that the U.S. government has been supporting in the Peruvian Amazon.

Introduction and overview of Green Gold Forestry byGareth Hughes – CEO

USAID/USFS officials, OSINFOR Executive Director together with the GGF technical team

 


[1] U.S. Agency for International Development – Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional

[2] U.S. Forest Service – Servicio Forestal de los Estados Unidos

[3] Organismo de Supervisión de los Recursos Forestales y de Fauna Silvestre

[4] Federación de Comunidades Nativas del Medio Napo, Curaray y Arabela

 

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