Recovery, Conservation, and Management of the Forest Diversity
Art Medium: Ribbon Tree
Partner: EcoLogic Development Fund
Location: Totonicapan, Guatemala
Artist: Reyes Josue Morales
50 teachers and youth participated in this Creative Action Practicum focused on the recovery and conservation of the habitat of various species of flora and fauna in the communal forest in Totonicapán, Guatemala. This forest is an important watershed for the country and is shared and managed by a 200-year-old indigenous organization representing the 48 indigenous communities the forest pertains to. Using an arts-based methodology, the workshop trained participants to generate solutions to environmental problems that are putting the forest at risk.