Tacaná River Basin

 Tacaná is a water catchment in the highlands of the San Marcos department, in Guatemala, Central America, where marginalized populations are highly dependent on farming on steep hillsides.

Tacaná River Basin Photo: IUCN

The biggest challenge in Tacaná is the restoration of the natural resources base that support a high population density of minifundistas (rural poor with limited rights to the land). The Landscapes and Livelihoods focus on managing forest resources complements IUCN's work on improving the quality of water resources, and builds on the knowledge of IUCN staff, already experienced in working in this region.

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