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).
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).