In June 2018, Fabian Roman, VP for South America, visited the emblematic community tourism projects of the Mundo Maya Organization, as part of the project undertaken by Planet 4 People. Work was done with indigenous communities of the Mayan World in Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras.
In a changing and globalized world, the search for economic alternatives is imperative for development and even for the survival of the people and their culture, in a healthy environment. In his book “Alternative Community Development in the Maya Forest ” Julio Moure reflects on work done in the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an and the biological corridor Sian Ka’an – Calakmul. He tackles the challenge of how to combine scientific knowledge and indigenous environmental knowledge, in a scheme that respects the natural ecosystems and meets basic human needs.
Dr. Francisco J. Rosado May introduces the work of the Center for Sustainable Beekeeping of the Intercultural Mayan University of Quintana Roo in Mexico. Studies have shown a downward trend of bees and pollination worldwide due to climate change iand other factors. Beekeeping is an important source of income for the Mayan communities. The UIMQRoo aims to be at the forefront of this issue, from the scientific perspective and its practical application to benefit Mayan communities.
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