Trinational Workshop about Biodiversity and Climate Change Monitoring Project

On March 30, the Trinational Planning Workshop of the Project for the Promotion of Monitoring of Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Selva Maya Region was held in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, by the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB); in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico.

The workshop was attended by authorities of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD); the National Comission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) of Mexico; The VIII Regional Direction of the Guatemalan National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP) and the Forest Department of Belize, as well as other strategic project partners such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Mexican National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the State Environment Secretariats of Environment ofCampeche and Quintana Roo.

During the workshop, monitoring lines to work during the course of the project were presented, key decision makers at different levels and scope of action from each country were identified, and an analysis on mechanisms for the transmission of monitoring information of biodiversity and climate change to decision makers in the region was performed. This new project joins the project portfolio of the GIZ biodiversity cluster and other important initiatives that affect the Selva Maya region with the intention of uniting efforts and efficiently executing actions to conserve the biological resources of this vital region for Mesoamerica.