Resilience in the eye of the storm

How the Guatemalan Conservation Coast project faced the worst Hurricane season on record 2020 was a record-breaking year in more ways than one. For Central America, 2020 was a year of extreme challenges. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic throw the region into economic crisis, Central America also felt the devastating effects of the most…

Forest Hero: Mayra, who was free to dream

In 2017, Guatemala outlawed child marriage. Yet still, 1,500 underage girls marry every day. By the age of 18, almost 30% of women in Guatemala are already married. Mayra Pop was one of them. Mayra Pop is from the village of China Cadenas in the Guatemalan region of Izabal, where the Guatemalan Conservation Coast project…