Locals help protect Guatemala’s rare forests
DW, 15 October 2013

PETEN, GUATEMALA: Indigenous communities of northern Guatemala have been given the right to make a living off their tropical forests, preventing illegal logging and destruction. The project helps save the forest as well as combat poverty. The indigenous groups of the Maya Biosphere Reserve have organized themselves in the ACOFOP (Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén), an association of forest communities in the Peten. They have received a forestry concession to sustainably log and use the forest. Read the article …