Tenure reforms transferring control over forests to local communities and indigenous people are increasingly being recognized as key to avoiding deforestation and its negative effects for local people, biodiversity, hydrology and the climate. The positive experience is seen in the Amazon Basin, Latin America, where almost a third of the forest land has legally been recognized as indigenous territories with collective title to the land. Peru has been at the forefront with more than 2,000 indigenous communities having been titled over 11 million hectares of forest land since 1974.
What are the outcomes of such reforms for forest people themselves, their livelihoods and tenure security?
How is tenure security related to the conditions of the forests and the incentives for people to protect them?
Are there links between tenure security issues and the current forest fires in the Amazon?
These are some of the questions that will be addressed by Dr. Iliana Monterroso, CIFOR, during the seminar, based on her extensive research experience from the Peruvian and Colombian parts of the Amazon as well as other research by CIFOR in the region. Read more about the theme of Iliana’s presentation on the Focali event page for the seminar.
Register to the seminar and lunch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (state any food preferences or allergies in the email).
12.00 Welcome to the seminar and lunch
Lasse Krantz, University of Gothenburg & LARRI and Maria Ölund, Focali & SIANI
12.20 Introduction to the Amazon region, current challenges and situation for indigenous groups
Torsten Krause, Associate Senior Lecturer LUCSUS – Lund University & Focali
12.30 Formalization of indigenous rights in the Peruvian Amazon: What we learned about forest tenure reform emergence, implementation and outcomes?
Iliana Monterroso, Center for International Forestry Research, CIFOR Lima, Perú
13.15 Comments on the presentation
Torsten Krause and Lasse Krantz
13.30 – 14.30 Coffee and open discussion
Moderator: Lasse Krantz