u.s. forest service helps create timber tracking system in peru

The U.S. Forest Service International Programs has been supporting the Peruvian government to reduce illegal logging by developing an information system for tracking wood harvested from the Peruvian Amazon. This system entails a central application and database that enables the government to systematically collect and store information about the timber chain of custody. The many benefits of such an information system include improved oversight, better monitoring, increased control, informed decisions, data security, and improved information about the resource.