A Forestry Law for Nicaragua

The bill sent to Congress seeks to regulate the rational and sustainable use of forest resources.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Nicaragua has 56 thousand square kilometers of forest, equivalent to 43% of its territory, according to an article in Estrategiaynegocios.net, noting that "... in the last 20 years it has lost 80% of it forest" due to logging.

Current reforestation schemes have failed to curtail the annual loss of ".. 70,000 to 80,000 hectares of forests."

The areas with Nicaragua with the most forestry expertise are "... mostly in the Caribbean region and in the department of Río San Juan (South)."

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Panama: Incentives to Forestry Sector Extended

August 2017

The Assembly approved extending to the forestry sector a program of fiscal incentives, such as exemption of income tax, real estate and introduction, among others.

From a statement issued by from the National Assembly:

A few months after finalizing a series of prerogatives for forestry activities, the full legislature approved, in a third debate, extending this program of fiscal incentives, in order to meet the objectives of the Alliance for the Million Reforestated Hectares and the Sustainable Development Objectives 2030.

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-.

Reduced Deforestation in Nicaragua

June 2014

Between 2011 and 2013 forest loss decreased by 9.6% due to the implementation of a national plan for reforestation and a reduction in losses from wildfires.

Data from the National Forestry Institute (Inafor) states that "... the average amount of deforestation, which according to the National Forest Inventory is 70,000 hectares, dropped to 63,270 hectares (with) the latest data from 2011 to 2013."

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.

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