The Maya Biosphere Reserve in the Petén region of northern Guatemala and the Maya Forest of Belize and Mexico represents one of the largest areas of tropical forest north of the Amazon and the northernmost in the Western Hemisphere.
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Biosphere Reserves in Guatemala
The Sierra de las Minas runs east to west through the Guatemalan Highlands in the country's southeast. The Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve contains a substantial part of the range and an estimated 60 percent of Guatemala’s remaining cloud forest.
Spanning the borders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the Trifinio Fraternidad Biosphere Reserve stands as a testament to transnational cooperation and environmental conservation. Established as Central America's first transboundary biosphere reserve, it plays a pivotal role in implementing the Mesoamerican Corridor.