Improving lives and protecting biodiversity in Guatemela
26 February 2010 | Video
Central America is rich in natural and cultural diversity. But this ‘bio-cultural’ wealth is a stark contrast to the poor management of the region’s ecosystems, economic and social inequalities and some of the worlds’s highest rates of deforestation. As a response, IUCN is working through its Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) to sustain the flow of goods and services from forest landscapes for the benefit of local people and biodiversity. In Guatemala, LLS is underway at two sites, Lachua and Tacanà. This nine-minute video describes these two projects and the impact they are having.
The movie is currently in Spanish, but a version with English subtitles will be available soon on this site.