In today’s era of climate change, one of the world’s most concerned issues, more than a dozen environmental organizations have changed the way they take practical actions.From now on, almost 100,000 hectares From Mayan Jungle, Has been protected to keep the jaguar.
It is one of the most important ecosystems in the world second only to the Amazon River, and one of the largest remaining jungles in Central America. Mayan jungle begins with el Southeastern MexicoTraverse most of the north Guatemala And understand most Territory Belice. But the importance of this project is not only to protect the forest.
This is a comprehensive plan that will have an unprecedented impact on the environment.On the one hand, this is planned Protect the habitat Jaguars and all biodiversity.At the same time it will slow down deforestation As if not enough, it encourages Rivers and basins Throughout the region, a wildlife corridor with ever-shrinking forests is ensured.
Protecting the Selva Maya is a global interest
The initiative is the concept of the non-profit organization “The Nature Conservancy”, which brings together governments, companies and different non-governmental organizations to ensure 95,000 550 hectares Part of the Mayan jungle will become a protected space, which will fill a key gap in the vast forest network.
“make sure Protect this ecosystem Vital to climate and nature Protect the habitat Some of the world’s most iconic wildlife species, such as jaguars and crayfish, also retain important bio-carbon reserves, which representA natural solution people climate change”, Point out Dr. Jeffrey Parrish, Global Manager of Nature Conservation, “Nature Reserve”.
According to the NGO, the Mayan Forest Corridor, which connects the Mayan mountain parcels with the Mayan forest, faces deforestation Almost cFour times higher It has reached the national average level since 2011. Mainly caused by natural landslides, agricultural and industrial-scale land development.
They are right, this protection plan benefits not only Belize, but also the Mexicans we share with the Selva Mayans in general, To the entire planet, Through this plan, you will breathe fresh air. There is no doubt that this will start faster than we thought. On this side of the border, there is a similar project to protect the jaguar when the Mayan train passes by.