Better enforcement of the Forestry Law in El Salvador

A workshop was held to strengthen the legal options in order to continue to promote the forestry sector in harmony with government plans.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The objective of the workshop is to propose regulations for the Forestry Law which facilitate the increase, management and sustainable use of the forestry resources, while maintaining the spirit of the law.

Representatives from the National Civil Police, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, NGO's and municipal governments from the northern and central zone of the country took part in the meeting.

The training was financed with FANTEL funds, and organized by the MAG-FAO/Facility which has been promoting the workshops and integral technical assistance for the planting, management, trade and industrialization of lumber.

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Guatemala: Incentives for Forest Production

September 2015

The Probosque law passed by Congress extends incentives to protect forests and controlled production.

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport):

The Commission of furniture manufacturers and forest products at AGEXPORT, COFAMA, and the Guatemalan Association of Exporters, AGEXPORT are motivated by the good news of the approval of Law to Promote the Establishment, recovery, restoration, management, production and protection of forests -PROBOSQUE-.

Nicaragua: New Forestry Law

May 2014

Under the new legislation the National Forestry Institute will be managed directly by the Presidency of the Republic and not by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

From a report by the National Assembly of Nicaragua on the laws recently adopted

Law No. 864

Panama: Discussions Begin on Forest Law Reform

December 2011

A subcommittee will be created to discuss the reform proposal with all sectors involved.

A press release from the National Assembly of Panama reads:

Members made up from the Commission on Population, Environment and Development will meet in the next few days to create a subcommittee that will help consult and discuss with all relevant parties Bill No.

El Salvador To Define Forestry Policy

March 2010

Authorities will begin a consultation and dialogue process to define the basis of a forestry policy.

As a first step, the Agriculture Ministry (MAG) and Fomilenio hosted an international forum on forestry.

Minister Manuel Sevilla explained that “forests are in danger due to mismanagement. They are only used for wood and experience high contamination levels”.

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