The main cause for Deforestation in Peru´s Amazon Jungle is the Migratory Slash and Burn practice for Cattle rising and Agricultural activities. This activity represents over 75% of all deforestation causes.
Slash and Burn is actually instigated by the lack of employment, the absence of capital and government assistance. Slash and Burn is the way for local inhabitants to access land and resources for their subsistence. The lack of capital, investment and technology prompts the poor use of lands creating a vicious cycle of Slash-Burn-Migrate that is destroying the Amazon.
In this context, Deforestation must be understood as a Social-Economic problem and as such its solution must come from socio-economic perspective.
Reforestation, specifically Native Species Reforestation, presents as the main and most viable option to create a sound economic program, big enough to tackle the enormous amount of employment and sustainable development needed to stop the Slash and Burn cycle.
Reforestation produces a significant amount of employment, not only in the planting and maintenance of the plantations but also in its industrialization and commercialization of its timber; creating many jobs that help local inhabitants refrain its need to access to resources via slash and burn of new lands.
Reforestation is also a great way to contribute to CO2 sequestration and diminishing the effects of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.