A new report released during the meeting of the Convention on Biodiversity in Cancun highlights the problems that protected areas have caused for indigenous peoples in Central America. The report also argues for an approach to conservation that recognises the the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples

The report was written by Andrew Davis and Susan Kandel of the PRISMA Foundation (Programa Regional de Investigación sobre Desarrollo y Medio Ambiente), an NGO based in El Salvador that carries out research into development and the environment. The report, titled “Conservation and Community Rights: Lessons from Mesoamerica” is published by PRISMA, Rainforest Foundation US, and Clark University.

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