Community-based wildlife monitoring, climate-smart agriculture and environmental education in the tropical rainforests of Sierra del Lacandón National Park, Guatemala
by Ximena Villagran, Defensores de la Naturaleza Foundation (FDN)
Conserving the rainforest and wildlife habitat through community-based wildlife monitoring, climate-smart agriculture, and environmental education in three local communities located in Sierra del Lacandón National Park, Guatemala.
We will train 30 young local promoters (18-25 years old) who will put the acquired skills and knowledge into practice in the communities’ forestlands. This project ties right into our current REDD+ program in the same communities and the promoters can count on our continued
support during and after project implementation.
Built on a previous, successful project, this initiative has every potential for regional replication as a best practice for community-based conservation.
Photo credits: Conservation Program of Central-American Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) in Guatemala.