Illicit cattle ranching drives 23 percent decline in Central America’s three biggest forest blocks
Monday, August 7th, 2017
The three largest forest blocks in Central America have shrunk by 23 percent in the past 15 years, almost entirely due to illegal cattle ranching, according to a forthcoming study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
Indigenous stewards identify growing threat posed by ranchers within Nicaraguan forest reserve
Friday, July 21st, 2017
The indigenous government which manages 70 percent of a Nicaraguan reserve the size of Luxembourg has condemned illegal deforestation by ranchers seeking land for pasture.
Booming beef exports fuel forest clearances and violence in Nicaragua’s Bosawás Reserve
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Booming beef exports are fuelling illegal land sales, forest clearances and violent conflict in Nicaragua’s Bosawás Biosphere Reserve, home to one of Central America’s last remaining pockets of Intact Forest Landscape.