Guatemala: New government shelves well-regarded ecotourism project in Maya BR

GUATEMALA CITY, May 29, 2012 (Tierramérica) - The ambitious Cuatro Balam project for the management and conservation of the Maya Biosphere Reserve in the northern department of Petén has been put on hold after the change of government in Guatemala, say environmental and other civil society organisations.

"It seems to me that the new government does not want to continue the project," activist Javier Márquez of the environmental group Defensores de la Naturaleza (Defenders of Nature) told Tierramérica. "It was a very good initiative, because they were beginning to plan what should be done with the country’s protected areas."

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