Ecological restoration projects are very important for Peru where more than 10 million hectares have already been deforested in the Amazon and where there are millions of hectares of degraded forests.
The purpose is to recover the capacity of the forests to regenerate their own forest ecosystem through reforestation practices with native species that each forest had in its natural habitat. In this way, the forests are recovered to provide environmental services and to prevent the processes of slash and burn, i.e. deforestation continues to grow, generating large economic, environmental and social losses.
This produces a virtuous circle of gaining biodiversity of flora and fauna, better access of native and local populations to forest products such as timber and non-timber forest products, and ecosystem services such as water regulation, reduction of soil erosion and control of landslides and floods. Maintaining ecological restoration through integrated forest management systems improves the quality of life of local people.