Trinational communication campaign against forest fires lauched in the Selva Maya Region

Environmental organizations coordinate actions to protect the Maya Forest from one of its main theats.

Forest fires represent one of the greatest threats to communities and the biological structure of the Selva Maya.

Therefore, within the framework of the actions promoted by the  Roundtable of Communicators for the Selva Maya (Mesa Trinacional de Comunicación para la Selva Maya), a working group formed by the communication directorates of the National Council of Protected Areas of Guatemala (CONAP); the Forest Department (FD) of Belize; and the National Commission of Protected Areas of Mexico (CONANP), together with the technical and financial support of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), began a communication campaign against forest fires in Selva Maya region, which  consisted -among other actions-  in visits of local and national media houses to the region to learn about the work of the forest fire fighters and the interinstitutional coordination required to prevent and combat forest fires.

The trinational entities responsible for the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the second continuous forest massif in the American continent will broadcast concrete information and key messages through radio, television and social media platforms during “dry season”, in hopes of raising awareness and informing the public and reducing forest fires in the Selva Maya, 99% of which are man-made.