Association
of Forest
Communities
of Petén

We manage the Maya Biosphere Reserve in a sustainable manner, through a community forest model that generates environmental and social benefits

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Zero
Fires

Less than 1% of the forest fires that affect the Maya Biosphere Reserve occur within the areas managed under the community forest model

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We Are Forests
Forever

We protect more than 500,000 hectares of forest from fires, illegal logging, drug trafficking, monocultures and extensive cattle raising

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Zero
Deforestation

Deforestation in the areas in charge of forest communities is almost non-existent (0.4%) contributing in the protection of 70% of the Maya Biosphere Reserve

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Community
Tourism

Through touristic activities we generate income alternatives for the communities that protect the forests and the Mayan architectural and cultural heritage

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Socioeconomic
benefits

The income generated by ACOFOP's productive activities is reinvested in community development and the protection of the Reserve

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WEAREFORESTS
FOREVER

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WEAREFORESTS
FOREVER

Community Governance is fundamental in
the protection of the Maya Biosphere Reserve

Protecting the maya biosphere Reserve