PROGRAM: Guatemalan Cloud Forest: Community conservation in Action.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Bird Conservation Network is supporting the reforestation of a Guatemalan cloud forest. This cloud forest hosts many endemic birds such as the resplendent quetzal, the pink-headed warbler and three species of hummingbird, and is the winter home of many of our migrants. Economic, cultural and political factors have brought this region to an ecological tipping point, and effective conservation needs to take all of them into account. Judy Pollock, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon Chicago Region, recently visited the project and will discuss her field experiences as well as the unique community-based work of the BCN’s partner organization, Community Cloud Forest Conservation, in promoting sustainable agriculture, conservation of the cloud forest and bird education in local Mayan villages.