This Decree establishes a national programme to conserve tropical forests in Peru, the general objective of which is to protect 54m ha of tropical forests as a contribution to the mitigation of climate change and to sustainable development. Strategic objectives are:
- Identify and map the areas to be conserved
- Promote productive forms of income connected to forest conservation for the most economically vulnerable local populations
- Strengthen the capacity to conserve forested areas at the regional gubernatorial level, as well as in indigenous and peasant communities
The government recently extended the National Forest Conservation Programme for ten more years and has set the target of protecting 10 million forest hectares by 2030, which will reduce current deforestation rates by 30%.