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a forest of hopeconserving the Maya Forest of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico

a capacity-building partnership


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Project Objective

Unique capacity-building partnership between The Nature Conservancy, Rainforest Alliance and theWorld Environment Center to support conservation activities in theMaya Forest of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico


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Why the Maya Forest?

  • Second largest rainforest in the Americas outside of the Amazon

  • Helps preserve the incredible diversity of this rainforest ecosystem

  • Mitigate global warming by sequestering carbon dioxide

  • Enhances sustainable livelihoods

  • Improves community healthcare by providing job stability


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Project Benefits

  • Improved conservation of critical habitats and species

  • Improved quality of life for indigenous peoples

  • Leadership and precedent in the creation of new models for public-private conservation and development partnerships

  • An approach to solving problems of globalization through private-sector initiatives


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Project Details

  • Three linked capacity-building tracks:

    • Encourages formation of a tri-national conservation coalition with a common vision for the Maya Forest

    • Promotes sustainable livelihoods through training, certification and other market incentives

    • Strengthens protection of parks, private reserves and other protected areas


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Track 1 - Conservation Coalition

  • Includes representatives of federal, state & municipal governments; community leaders; NGOs; business; development agencies and research institutions

  • Coalition will coalesce around the partnership’s ecoregional planning process

    • Engages all stakeholders in a participatory process

    • “Portfolio of priority sites” protects native biodiversity


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Track 1 - Conservation Coalition

  • Partnership has already initiated preliminary preparation for a conservation blueprint

  • Planning phase is expected to be completed by Nov. 2004

    • Assemble core ecoregional planning team to facilitate process with stakeholders

    • Identify portfolio of priority areas

    • Define strategies to abate threats


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Track 2 - Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Numerous threats to Maya Forest

    • Deforestation - 200,000 acres per year

    • Population growth - 5-10% per year

    • Illegal logging

  • Focus on implementation of best management practices in forestry, nontimber forest products, agriculture and ecotourism


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Track 2 - Sustainable Livelihoods

  • Partnering with local and indigenous communities to sustainably harvest timber and xate, agricultural products and train ecotourism operations.

    • Promote sustainable harvesting of wood and develop market linkages for other species

    • Ensure sustainability of the wild xate palm

    • Link responsible buyers and producers

    • Increase best management practices by ecotourism operations


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Track 3 - Managing Protected Lands

  • Partnership will improve management of public parks and privately owned preserves

  • Build capacity for protection through training, education and technical assistance

  • Leverage existing USAID support for “Parks in Peril” program


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Project Funding

  • $2.5 million budget over three years

  • Corporate and public funding

  • Corporate support levels

    • Gold: $250,000

    • Silver: $100,000

    • Bronze: $50,000


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Gold Level Benefits

  • Top visibility (corporate name and logo) in all materials promoting the partnership, including standalone website

  • Prominent visibility at a regional, tri-national conference

  • VIP field trip to project site

  • One-page corporate profile in high-quality photo book on Maya Forest

  • Availability of project expert to speak at one of the sponsor’s employee programs

  • Subject of case studies at corporate forums held by three partnership organizations

  • Top visibility in salute ad donated by WSJ or NYT

  • Recognition in annual reports of three organizations


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Silver Level Benefits

  • Corporate name listed on all materials promoting the partnership, including standalone website

  • Recognition at a regional, tri-national conference

  • Prominent visibility (corporate name and logo) in high-quality photo book on Maya Forest

  • Subject of case studies at forums held by three partnership organizations

  • Recognition in salute ad donated by WSJ or NYT

  • Recognition in annual reports of three organizations


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Bronze Level Benefits

  • Corporate name listed on all materials promoting the partnership, including standalone website

  • Recognition at a regional, tri-national conference

  • Subject of case studies at forums held by three partnership organizations

  • Recognition in salute ad donated by WSJ or NYT


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Selected Metrics of Success

  • Track 1 - Conservation Coalition

  • No. of organizations represented in the blueprint process

  • No. of organizations adopting the blueprint

  • Track 2 - Sustainable Livelihoods

  • No. of acres certified under “Smartwood” program

  • No. of acres of xate under sustainable management

  • Increase in no. of tourists to Maya Forest

  • Increase in income to region

  • Reduction in percent of illegally logged mahogany

  • Increase in revenue from non-traditional forest species


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Selected Metrics of Success

  • Track 3 - Managing Protected Lands

  • No. of acres under increased protection and improved management

  • No. of participants completing protected lands management training programs



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