El Peten

The Peten rainforest in northern Guatemala, the second-largest rainforest in the western hemisphere, has been declared a protected biosphere by UNESCO (known as the “Maya Biosphere Reserve”), but it is in danger of being destroyed by cattle ranchers, lumber companies, oil and mining companies, the drug cartels, etc.

Some parts are designated as “mixed use” (some agricultural activity is allowed), but much of it is designated as fully protected.

By the way, that animal is called a “coati” in English, or “pizote” in Spanish.

 

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