Bolivia

Bolivia

Over half of Bolivia’s land is covered by forests, 65% of which are primary forests. The annual rate of deforestation between 2010 and 2015 was 0.4%. All of Bolivia’s forests are owned by the state, with 10% under the management of private companies (FAO, 2015).

Illegal logging is a widespread problem in the country. The government has implemented a number of measures aimed at tackling this issue and reducing deforestation. Bolivia is a member of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) and has worked with the other seven member countries to develop strategies aimed at curbing illegal logging in the Amazon (IISD, 2012).