Forest and Wildlife Law no 29763

Name of policy Forest and Wildlife Law no 29763
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Peru
Region South America

Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
  • Land use
Type of policy instrument
  • Policy support
    • Strategic planning
      • Institutional creation
      Sector name
      • Agriculture and forestry
        • Forestry
      Policy description The Forest Law no 29763 establishes a legal framework to regulate, promote and supervise activities related to forests and wildlife in Peru.

      The Forest Law aims to promote the conservation, the protection, the increase and the sustainable use of forests and wildlife within the national territory. It states that forest management must be in line with the maintenance and enhancement of ecosystem services, and in harmony with the environmental, economic and social interests of Peru. The law aims to boost the development of forest, to enhance its competitivity, to increase forest and wildlife resources and its value for society.

      Art 12. creates the National System for Forest and Wildlife Management (Sistema Nacional de Gestión Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre - SINAFOR).

      Art 13. creates the National Forest and Wildlife Department (Servicio Nacional Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre - SERFOR) which is the governing body for SINAFOR. SERFOR's main role is to plan, to supervise, to execute, to support and to control the national forest and wildlife policy. One of its missions is also to formulate, propose, execute and to evaluate strategies, plans and programs for the sustainable management of forest and wildlife resources.

      Policy type
      • Non-energy1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2015
      Start date of implementation 2015
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator

      Source or references
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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