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Peru adopts new economic model for Amazonian timber industry
JournalPeru.com - A future economic model handling the logging industry in Peru’s Amazon rainforest will unite exporting companies and native communities with new profit-sharing regulations, announced Peru’s Exporters Association (ADEX) on Monday.
“According to this model, the exporting company assumes the responsibility of wood utilization, transformation and commercialization whereas members of native communities and the proprietors of the timber resources are put in charge of monitoring and supervising deforestation with the assistance of designated technical, professional experts”, ADEX detailed.
According to the association, this model tries to consolidate one of the more viable economic alternatives for improving indigenous life quality and the fight against illegal deforestation.
“Establishing private investment in inaccessible, poverty-stricken areas where the population doesn’t have sufficient capital and infrastructure to take advantage of their sustainable forest resource, will help to reach these objectives”, ADEX emphasized.
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Posted By Anne-Sophie Samjee at 4:03pm on April 10, 2007
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