Rainforest and Sacred Site in Guatemala at Risk of Privatization by U.S. Archaeologist

Local Maya and mestizo communities have a complex and thriving land management program that meets their environmental goals and provides economic benefits to their communities. They are challenging the privatization of a sacred site in Guatemala that lies in the centre of a biosphere reserve.

This article tells of the threats facing the Mirador-Calakmul Basin, highlighting the connection between Indigenous People’s Rights, Land Rights and the protection of biodiversity.