This Accord creates the Programme for Forestation and Reforestation of the Amazon Region of Ecuador with Native Species, under the control of the National Forestry Directorate. The preamble to the Accord states that the Programme has been created, in part, to stop the indiscriminate exploitation of natural trees. Accord No. 332 of 18 August 1989, issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, creates under the Regional Subsecretariat for the Amazon the Agency of Natural Resources of the Amazon Region of Ecuador to coordinate activities taking place in that area with the Institute for Settlement of the Amazon Region of Ecuador and relevant state organizations. The preamble to the Accord states that the Agency has been created, in part, to ensure the rational and harmonic development of the region and to preserve the region's natural resources. See Registro Oficial, No. 262, 28 August 1989, p. 2.
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