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"United, we can maintain forest coverage." National Parks Day

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"United, we can maintain forest coverage." National Parks Day
(August 24, 2023)   -   Today, August 24th is International Day of National Parks, and we celebrate the importance of these protected areas that contribute to ensuring healthy ecosystems, which serve as the habitat for important species of flora and fauna and support the livelihoods of local communities."

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Agricultural burns, wildfires, and air quality in Mesoamerica. International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

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(July 11, 2023)   -    In the context of the International Clean Air Day for blue skies, whose theme this year is "Together for Clean Air," it is crucial to recognize how climatological phenomena like El Niño can exacerbate the issue of forest fires in Mesoamerica and their effects on the 5 Great Forests.

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Biodiverse Landscapes Fund starts activities in Trifinio

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Biodiverse Landscapes Fund starts activities in Trifinio
(April 09, 2024)   -   The UK Biodiverse Landscapes Fund is a global initiative covering six valuable biodiversity hotspots around the world. In Mesoamerica it will invest up to approximately US$19 million over the next six years. In Guatemala and Honduras, the fund will cover the areas of the Mayan Jungle, Trifinio and Mosquitia.

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Capacity Building and Collaboration to Strengthen Governance and Conservation of the Maya Rainforest

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Capacity Building and Collaboration to Strengthen Governance and Conservation of the Maya Rainforest
(February 19, 2024)   -   With the support provided by the United States Agency for International Development in Guatemala (USAID Guatemala) and the International Technical Assistance Program of the United States Department of the Interior (DOI ITAP), the Monitoring and Evaluation Center (CEMEC) of the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) and the technical team of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) trained approximately 48 park rangers and field technicians from several governmental and non-governmental organ...

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Global overview and forecast for Mesoamerica and its Great Forests as they brace for the impacts of El Niño

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(March 22, 2024)   -   If we consider historical patterns during El Niño years, particularly the effects observed in Mesoamerica during dry and fire seasons, we could anticipate consequences for this year similar to those experienced in previous critical moments. For example, in 1998, El Niño contributed to one of the most severe fire seasons, devastating large areas of the Maya Forest, affecting biodiversity and exposing communities to critical levels of smoke pollution.  

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