Train Forest Guards to Protect Guatemalan Forest

by EcoLogic Development Fund
May 8, 2013

Guardians keep growing

In the county of San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala, Forest Guardians continue to raise awareness about proper and sustainable management of natural resources. Recent activities have included advisory visits to local and country level nurseries to encourage and promote new, native tree production.

Recently, support was provided to a group of 60 women from 14 communities to assist in the management of 69 hectares of forest. The hectares they monitor have been designated a protected area of natural regeneration by the city of Ixtatan. This important designation was due, in large part, to the commitment of these 60 female Guards to monitor and care for the area.

EcoLogic has noticed a dramatic increase in participation from women since we began a concerted effort to encourage the involvement of women in Forest Guardians trainings over 2 years ago. Thanks to the support of people like you, we will continue to expand the impact of Forest Guardians within at-risk forests of Guatemala. 



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EcoLogic Development Fund

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
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Project Leader:
Alexa Piacenza
Program Associate
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States

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