Guatemala’s rich – yet fragile – ecosystems must be safeguarded through strong environmental governance to improve livelihoods.
Final Report: USAID Guatemala Biodiversity Project.
Project Report | June 15, 2021
This final report describes the project’s activities, approaches, and results achieved, and recommendations for the sustainability of these achievements.
The Guatemala Biodiversity Project was a critical and timely response to growing trends impacting protected areas that, if continued, could have led to significant loss of key conservation gains made in Guatemala. The project addressed institutional and resource challenges and constraints at the heart of encroaching threats to key ecosystems. Through a local systems approach, it improved management and governance of the country’s System of Protected Areas (SIGAP) at the national level and in interventions areas in Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve, Maya Biosphere Reserve, and the Pacific Coast. This final report describes the project’s activities, approaches and results achieved, and recommendations for sustainability of the achievements.
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