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5 Great Forests of Mesoamerica launch video
The five great forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate: in the last 15 years, three have been reduced by almost one-quarter in size, with illegal cattle ranching responsible for more than 90 percent of recent deforestation. Recently, WCS's Jeremy Radachowsky documented this on a trek through part of the region.
At the COP25 meetings in Madrid, Central American governments, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and NGOs joined together in an alliance to protect the 5 great forests of Mesoamerica.
Launch meeting of the project 5 great forests of Mesoamerica
at the cop26, we had this event in the GCF-GEF Pavilion, where we discussed the regional initiative of the 5 great forests
At the cop26, the 5 great forests initiative had a panel at the euroclima+ event, where we showed the progress of the initiative and address the biggest threat to the region - illegal cattle ranching.