Factsheet: PMFS Sustainable Forest Management Plan and POA Annual Operational Plan

PMFS Sustainable Forest Management Plan and POA Annual Operational Plan

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Only Brazilian-based community associations, cooperatives and companies can participate in forest concessions. Forest managers and harvesting companies harvesting native species from planted forests must inform IBAMA or the state environment body in question about their commercial activities. Forest managers and harvesting companies harvesting exotic species from planted forests need planting licenses before a planted forest is raised. The government body responsible for issuing such a permit varies according to size and location. IBAMA, Brazil’s environment agency, is the government body responsible for issuing licenses for cases such as areas shared by Brazil and a neighboring country, indigenous territories, conservation units within federal level, and where two or more Brazilian states are involved. State environment agencies are the issuing body in cases such as the area in question is located in more than one municipality or a conservation unit is under state-level administration. Concessionaires must pay relevant fees to the government for exploring the forest, including social tributes, goods taxation, and environmental and labor duties and tributes. When harvesting from concessions in native forests, concessionaires must hold a concession contract. In addition, they must hold an approved Sustainable Forest Management Plan (Plano de Manejo Florestal Sustentável - PMFS), an approved Annual Operational Plan (Plano Operacional Anual - POA) and an Operating Authorization (Autorização de Exploração - AUTEX). Concessionaires must be on IBAMA’s technical register (Cadastro Técnico Federal). See Law No. 11.284 of 2006. When harvesting from private lands in native forests, timber companies must hold land title documents (or leasehold). They must also hold an approved Sustainable Forest Management Plan (Plano de Manejo Florestal Sustentável - PMFS) and an approved Annual Operational Plan (Plano Operacional Anual - POA). See Decree No. 5975.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate protection and management of forests

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