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Preserve the Old-Growth Forest of Totonicapan: Forest of the Water Spirit

The Big Picture

Goal: $1,000
  $575 raised
EcoLogic empowers rural and indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems in Central America and Mexico.

In partnership with the Association of the 48 Cantons of Totonicapán, the traditional governing body of the area, Ecologic is working to conserve and restore forests in micro-watershed areas. Goals for this project include promoting sustainable forest management, watershed protection and restoration, and the recording and preservation of Maya Kiche history, traditions, and governance. Initiatives include fuel-efficient stove and greenhouse construction, reforestation, watershed demarcation and maintenance, and environmental education activities.

For more information go to: http://www.ecologic.org/actions-issues/projects/forest-of-the-water-spirit/

Impact of Your Donation

More than 150,000 people rely on the 21,000-hectare old-growth forest of Totonicapan for their daily natural resource needs. EcoLogic works with the 48 Cantons, the traditional governing body of Totonicapan, to support 3 critical interconnected goals: sustainable forest management, watershed protection and restoration, and the recording, preservation and appreciation of Kiche history, traditions, and governance. Initiatives include fuel-efficient stove, reforestation, and watershed maintenance.

Impact Areas

Focus Areas: Environment, Poverty
Countries Served: Guatemala

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