12:32 | Lima, Feb. 10 (ANDINA).
The Chief of the United States Forest Service, Tom Tidwell, visited Peru this week with the aim of supporting national authorities in the protection, management and proper use of Peruvian forests; the U.S. Embassy in Lima reported.
Tidwell was accompanied by Liz Mayhew, US Forest Service Manager for Latin America and Caribbean Program; and by Tah Yang, Director of Business Application of US Forest Service.
During his stay in the country, Tom Tidwell along with the Peruvian Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal attended the ceremony which formalized the Specialized Technical Organization (OTE) of Ucayali, in northeastern Peru, aimed at further improving the management of the country’s natural resources.
Moreover, the U.S. Forest Service Chief took part of the forestry demonstration of the Peruvian Amazon National University (UNAP) in Iquitos, in Peru’s northeastern Loreto region, which seeks to show the cooperation efforts in forest inventory and standards for forestry measures.