Conservation Perpetuates the Plunder of Forests in Guatemala

Behind financial institutions' and NGOs' plans to "combat" the climate crisis, a project aims to generate profits through the indiscriminate sale of forests.

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The commercial architecture of conservation in Petén

In the northern lands of Petén, Guatemala, a conglomerate of non-governmental organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, Rainforest Alliance and World Wildlife Fund-along with with their local partners and the financial support of institutions like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-are promoting the commodification of nature.

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Guatemala: Petén at the center of the sustainable development plans of the NGOs

Behind financial institutions' and NGOs' plans to “combat” the climate crisis, a project aims to generate profits through the indiscriminate sale of forests. This is the case of the Protected Areas of Guatemala. This model is being used to green capitalism, through local territorial reorganization policies that were implemented after the peace accords were signed in 1996.

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