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Development of a monitoring system for biodiversity and climate change in the Selva Maya region

As of: November 2018

Objective and activities

Main objective of the project is to strengthen a regionally coordinated monitoring of biodiversity and climate change and the integration of the monitoring results into political decision making towards enhancing conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Selva Maya region. The improvement of the political and institutional frameworks for regional cooperation and the support of regional exchange and capacity building shall foster cross-boundary monitoring approaches and information availability. In addition, the project intends to improve communication between the scientific community and political decision-makers. Decision makers will be sensitized for the relevance of the results of monitoring activities for their work, while, monitoring institutes shall be enabled to process and disseminate results addressing specific target groups. Hence, relevant monitoring information shall be readily available to political decision making across sectors.

State of implementation/results

  • Production of a video on „Monitoring of Biodiversity in the Selva Maya“ in Spanish, English and German
  • Project was presented at CBD COP 13 in Cancún in December 2016
  • Project supported a training on wildlife monitoring in Calakmul (Mexico) in cooperation with the initiative “Operation Wallacea”. Staff members of the three protected areas agencies of Belize, Guatemala and Mexico took part in the training

Project data

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Central American Integration System (SICA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMU grant:
€ 5,000,000

08/2016 till 07/2021

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