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Guatemala reforestation project

In the Guatemalan highlands widespread deforestation and negative impacts of human activity combined with a rapidly growing population are threatening the future of the native forests, and the fauna which inhabit them

‘Chico Mendes’ is a not-for-profit non-governmental organisation which works for the conservation and preservation of forests in Guatemala, established in 1998 by Armando Pocol (pictured) and friends.

This project aims to reforest an area of 252 hectares of a designated ecological reserve with four species native trees, including the Guatemalan Fir (Abies guatemalensis) –classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red list of Threatened Species and listed on Appendix I of CITES–