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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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Major Conservation Alliance Launches "More Trees, Fewer Cows" Initiative to safeguard the biological and cultural diversity of Mesoamerica

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(September 20, 2023)   -    In a joint effort to safeguard the biological and cultural diversity of the Mesoamerican region, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Re:wild, and the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB) announced the "More Trees, Fewer Cows" initiative during Climate Week New York. This unprecedented alliance aims to raise awareness and take strong action against illegal cattle ranching activities in Indigenous territories and protected areas.

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The Jaguar in the biological corridor of the Forests of Mesoamerica. International Jaguar Day

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(November 29, 2023) Text by WCS Mesoamerica and the Caribbean in collaboration with: Fabricio Santos - Kurt Duchez - Rony García-Anleu - Luis Guerra - Oscar Núñez Saravia - Claudia Novelo Alpuche / Camera trap images by WCS Guatemala, belize, nicaragua Jaguar populations in Mesoamerica face critical threats. The destruction of their natural habitat, driven by illegal cattle ranching and the trafficking of jaguar parts, endangers the survival of these majestic felines. The native cultures of Mesoamerica at...

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Without our forests, we are nothing: The Maya Biosphere Reserve is reborn after years of invasions by illegal cattle ranchers

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(December 12, 2023) "Once, this place was a thriving forest, with xate, guano, macaws, and an abundance of life. But regrettably, there were individuals who didn't consider the consequences of their actions and began to despoil it, transforming it into cattle pastures," laments Sabino Véliz Morales, as he endeavors to uproot invasive fern from an illegal pasture. "If we can't get rid of this stubborn grass – and it's not just a little, it's a lot – reforestation efforts wi...

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