Assessing threats to ecosystem connectivity in a Mayan tropical rainforest, Mexico

J. Antonio de la Torre

One of the most important sections of the Mayan Tropical Rainforest is located at the Greater Lacandona Ecosystem, Chiapas, Mexico. However, the connectivity of this area with the rest of the Mayan Tropical Rainforest it is currently threatened. The aim of this project is to assess and secure this connectivity. We plan to implement camera trap surveys for large mammals at the critical areas to the connectivity, which will involve the local communities and an environmental education programme. The information gathered from this project will help to create a proper plan to ensure the long term conservation of these critical areas.