Guatemalan Community Forestry: Saving the Environment, Improving Regional Security
- Thursday, April 07, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Flowers Hall Room 341
Marcedonio Cortave, Guatemalan grassroots leader and Executive Director of the Association of Petén's Forest Communities (ACOFOP), will tell the story of the creation of one of the world’s largest communally managed forests, detailing the role community forestry plays in fighting climate change, poverty, and drug-fueled insecurity in Central America. For 20 years, community forestry in Guatemala's UNESCO Maya Biosphere Reserve has successfully conserved the forest and economically benefited 30,000 people. Cortave's lecture will detail how community forestry is an ideal environmental conservation policy and an important security strategy for the region.
- College of Liberal Arts; Departments of Geography, English, Political Science; Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
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