Venezuela

Venezuela

Forests cover about half of Venezuela’s land area. The annual rate of deforestation was 0.3% between 2010 and 2015 (FAO, 2015).

Illegal logging is not a major problem in the country. Venezuela 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).