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  1. Library Resource
    Legislation
    January, 2017
    Guatemala

    Por medio del presente Acuerdo se crean varias comisiones extraordinarias, entre las cuales se incluyen las siguientes: Comisión Extraordinaria de Regularización de Areas de Reservas Territoriales y Protegidas; Comisión Extraordinaria de Conflictividad en Asuntos de Extracción Minera y Energética; Comisión Extraordinaria de Desarrollo Sostenible; Comisión Extraordinaria de Desnutrición Crónica y Primer Nivel de Atención en Salud; Comisión Extraordinaria de Recursos Hídricos; Comisión Extraordinaria de Prevención y Reconstrucción Nacional por Desastres Naturales; Comisión Extraordinaria de C

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Guatemala

    One of the main technical knowledge gaps for sustainable timber production in tropical forests is the lack of reliable information on tree growth, which is indispensable for defining cutting cycles and estimating harvest volumes. We applied dendroecological methods to measure and model the diameter growth (dbh) of mahogany Swietenia macrophylla and cedar Cedrela odorata in humid tropical forests of community-managed concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Petén, Guatemala. The width of growth rings was determined in increment cores from 32 trees of S. macrophylla and 27 of C.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Guatemala

    Whilst community forestry programmes have combined sustainable forestry with community empowerment and poverty alleviation since the late 1970s, the role of intermediary organisations in shaping the technical and political capacities of forest user groups has rarely been systematically studied. The long-term durability of community forestry groups has been linked with the congruence between local and national determinations of tenure rights, and the involvement of local communities in determining the ‘rules' that govern the management of the forests.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Guatemala

    Community forestry (CF) was initiated in the 1970s as a way to empower communities, alleviate poverty and manage forests. Intermediary organisations are considered to have played a critical role in the sustainability and equitability of community forest management. This study analyses a second-tier institution, ACOFOP [Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén], founded in the mid-1990s by local people in the Maya Biosphere Reserve [MBR] of Guatemala. ACOFOP has been

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    September, 2016
    Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Central America, South America

    The impacts of climate change exacerbate the myriad challenges faced by smallholder farmers in the Tropics. In many of these same regions, there is a lack of current, consistent, and spatially-explicit data, which severely limits the ability to locate smallholder communities, map their adaptive capacity, and target adaptation measures to these communities.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Guatemala

    In 2014 the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing took effect and is being implemented by countries. This is important for fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from genetic resources. However, scientists are concerned about its effect on non-commercial research, which has scientific, societal and environmental benefits beyond commercial gains. Such research may be delayed by cumbersome procedures and hampered by poor understanding of its scientific purposes and research requirements.

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2016
    Honduras, Nicaragua, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Americas

    Esta guía ha sido diseñada con el objetivo de desarrollar en los pueblos indígenas capacidades para la gestión de sus bosques de forma eficiente y competitiva, pero respetando sus propios intereses como pobladores, administradores y usuarios de los bosques y sus recursos, así como su identidad cultural marcada por tradiciones ancestrales que impregnan su convivencia y su relación con los recursos naturales.

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