The Lepaterique Central American Process on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

The Lepaterique Process was initiated following the recommendations of an Expert Meeting on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management organized by the Council for Forests and Protected Areas (CCAB-AP) in collaboration with FAO in 1997.

Experts from the seven participating countries identified four criteria and 40 indicators, at the regional level, and eight criteria and 53 indicators, at the national level. The expert meeting was followed by two sub regional training workshops and seven national seminars, which reviewed applicability and availability of data and made recommendations on future implementation. Countries concerned are at present carrying out National Validation Exercises to review the criteria and indicators identified.

Member countries

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

More information

The Central American process of Lepaterique

Forestry website of Honduras
Forest Honduran Agenda (in spanish)


Mr. Juan Blas Zapata;
Lepaterique Process of Central America;
National Coordinator of the Honduras
Forestry Agenda;
P.O. Box 2760;
Tegucigalpa, Honduras;

Miguel Mendieta Durón;
Forest Adviser;
Agenda Forestal Hondureña;
Colonia Palmira, Frente Parque Buento Juárez;
Tegucigalpa Honduras
Tel : 00504 238 1342;

José Joaquín Campos;
Director, Departamento Recursos Naturales y Ambiente;
CATIE; Turrialba Costa Rica;
Tel: (506) 556 0401 ó 558 2614;
Fax: (506) 556 2430;

Ernesto Flores;
Lepaterique Process of Central America;
Agenda Forestal Hondureña;
P. O. Box 134, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Tel/Fax: 504-239-0530, 504-232-9322;

Martin Alberto Cuadra Cruz;
Jefe Depto. Monitoreo y Seguimiento Territorial;
INAFOR, Managua, Nicaragua;
Tel: 2334699;
Fax: 2334699;

Juan A. Herrero;
Dirección Forestal, Ministerio de Agricultura;
Av. Independencia y Conill, Plaza de la Revolución;
La Habana 10600, Cuba;
Tel.: 8817875 - 8845548;

José Aroldo Santos Zelaya
Apartado Postal 4012
Tegucigalpa M.D.C
Tel. 504-225-3801, 504-990-8387

Julio Gustavo López Payes
Instituto Nacional de Bosques (INAB)
7a. Avenida 12-90
Zona 13, 10013
Ciudad de Guatemala
Tel.: (502) 361-8068/8072
Fax: (502) 361-8070

Danilo Saravia
Managua, Nicaragua
Tel.: (505)233-4455 (505)233-1848

Executive Secretary of the Central American Commission
on Environment and Development
Council for Forests and Protected Areas CCAB-AP
(Lepaterique Process of Central America)
Casilla 2760
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Tel.: 504-220-0707
Fax: (504)220.0683

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last updated:  Thursday, January 9, 2014