FAO-EU FLEGT Programme

Indigenous Forest Monitoring Initiative in the region of San Martin - Peru


This video is about the development of mechanisms for Veeduria Forestal or Indigenous Forest Monitoring (IFM) by indigenous people in San Martin, Peru, supported by the FAO FLEGT Programme. 

Forest monitoring is a very significant process among indigenous people, not only in Peru but throughout the Amazon basin. It builds on traditional structures, empowers community members, engages women and men, and promotes community action to monitor and advocate for their legal territorial protection and use rights.

See also:

"Peru: Indigenous communities hold key to 2020 zero deforestation targets."