Community forest management an
alternative for the Conservation of
   Biodiversity and Reduction of
              Poverty....
Conservation Policies

•   1989 creation of CONAP.
•   1990 creation of the MBR (2.1
    millon hectares)
INITIAL STATUS OF THE ADMINISTRATION
          OF THE MBR (1990-95)
        Focus on Strict Protection

        State of u...
STRATEGY
STRATEGY
•   Share and delegate
    the administration of
    the Multiple Use
    Zone

•   Adjudication of
    ...
ACOFOP
   • Founded in 1995

   • Its Objective: Promote
         Objective
     the socio-economic
     development and t...
Role of ACOFOP
Guarantee the collectivity of the communities with concessions
Accompany the community processes of managin...
Overall    •   More than 500,000 hectares
                 most of it FSC certified
Achievements
BENEFITS
• More than 14,000
  persons benefit
  directly from forest
  management.
• Employment
  generation.
• Developmen...
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
                     Control of Forest Fires

•   Community
    investment in
    control and
    v...
Forest Cover in 2003




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Day 2, Session 3: The role and perspectives of forest communities in the forest reform process

Presentation by Erick Cuellar, Association of Forest Communities of Petén (ACOFOP

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Erick Cuellar: Community forest management - an alternative for the conservation of biodiversity and reduction of poverty

  1. 1. Community forest management an alternative for the Conservation of Biodiversity and Reduction of Poverty. May 2009.
  2. 2. Conservation Policies • 1989 creation of CONAP. • 1990 creation of the MBR (2.1 millon hectares)
  3. 3. INITIAL STATUS OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MBR (1990-95) Focus on Strict Protection State of ungovernability Deforestation and unmanaged advance of the agricultural frontier Illegal extraction of the natural resources Plundering of archaeological sites
  4. 4. STRATEGY STRATEGY • Share and delegate the administration of the Multiple Use Zone • Adjudication of concessions for the use and management of the resource base • Compatibility of socio-economic development with conservation and biodiversity goals.
  5. 5. ACOFOP • Founded in 1995 • Its Objective: Promote Objective the socio-economic development and the improvement of well- being of communities, through sustainable forest management. • 23 member community organizations.
  6. 6. Role of ACOFOP Guarantee the collectivity of the communities with concessions Accompany the community processes of managing the resource base RRNN Social representation and political incidence
  7. 7. Overall • More than 500,000 hectares most of it FSC certified Achievements
  8. 8. BENEFITS • More than 14,000 persons benefit directly from forest management. • Employment generation. • Development of local capacities. • Direct economic benefits for households. • Social benefits to community
  9. 9. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS Control of Forest Fires • Community investment in control and vigilance overall • Community investment in forest fire vigilance. • Both natural resource and archaeological sites. Aeas under Concession
  10. 10. Forest Cover in 2003 Community Concessions

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