Political Forests - The Maya Forest

01.11.2019 - 31.12.2025

Research group

Research Project: Political Forests - Conservation Politics in International Borderlands in the Case of the Maya Forest

The project explores conservation politics in international borderlands. It researches the developments, dynamics and challanges related to conservation politics in international borderlands particularly as part of the global strategy of transboundary conservation.

The project is focused on the case of the Maya Forest. The Maya Forest is geographical term developed by scholars and conservationists to refer to the tropical "Mayan" forests located in the borderlands of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Nowadays it is also defined as a biodiversity hotspot.

The project is funded by the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT 2019-2020) and the Finnish Kone Foundation (2020-2024).