Straddling the border between Guatemala and Belize, the Chiquibul-Montanas Mayas Biosphere Reserve is subject to the impact of floods, hurricanes and strong winds from the Caribbean. Foundation ProPeten, a local NGO, is working to document the local knowledge and experience of the communities in the area, in order to understand how local communities cope with different natural disasters that impact the area. This knowledge contributes toward understanding how people survive different weather events and how their livelihoods and management of natural resources change in relation to these impacts.
© Capacity building, community BioItzá Indian Reserve. Photo: Foundation ProPetén
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