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Strengthening territorial governance in the heart of the Maya Biosphere Reserve

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(October 30, 2023)   -   On July 6th of this year, a historic event took place for the Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR), with the signing of the "Contract for the fulfillment of commitments derived from the cancellation of the Concession in the San Miguel Management Unit, and community collaboration for the restoration, ecological recovery and sustainable management of the San Miguel Management Unit".

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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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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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World Tapir Day: The forest gardener

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(April 26, 2024)   -   There are four species of tapir in the world and Central America is home to the Tapirus bairdii species, also known as danta o danto, considered a symbol of the jungle and fertility, present in myths and legends of various indigenous communities. This April 27th, we celebrate their presence in the Great Forests of Mesoamerica, as they play a crucial role in seed dispersal, thus contributing to the regeneration of tropical forests where they inhabit. Their distribution spans southern Mexico, Guat...

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