Deforestation trends in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala: 2000-2013
Hugo Ramos, V.
Covering close to 2.1 million hectares, Guatemala's Maya Biosphere Reserve (MBR) is the largest protected area in Central America and home to around 180,000 people, as well as globally important biodiversity and cultural heritage. Established in 1990, the reserve is also the site of an internationally significant example of multiple-use forest management with the twin aims of conservation and social development. This paper analyzes deforestation trends in different management zones of the MBR during the period 2000-2013 and looks within these zones to identify trends among specific management units.
Buffer zones, Indigenous peoples, Deforestation, Landscape approaches, Tree cover loss