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Coatis, Conservation and Cattle Smuggling: The Forests of Petén-Veracruz

Stretching from the Mexican state of Veracruz down to Guatemala and into Belize, the forests of Petén-Veracruz compose a large portion of Central America’s lush tropical landscape.  The Petén-Veracruz Moist Forests are considered an “ecoregion” — a subset of the 14 major biomes designated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). There are 867 terrestrial ecoregions representing distinct collections of species […]

PARTNER POST: Community forest management combats fires in critical Guatemalan reserve

By Laura Aileen Sauls In the Spring of 2017, national and international media lamented the out-of-control forest fires consuming the pristine jungles of the Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR), a two million hectare protected area in the Petén Department of Guatemala. Editorials called for drastic government action, and neighboring Honduras and Mexico sent helicopters to fight […]