El Pilar and the Secret to Balancing Conservation and Cultural Prosperity in the Maya Forest

Dr. Ford presents at the Society for Applied Anthropology 69th Annual Meeting

The El Pilar project in Belize and Guatemala has incorporated an archaeological research design with the regional governmental conservation agenda and rural community development to promote a peace park initiative for one resource in two nations. This presentation will include the viewing of an 8 min video and discussion of the main issues in the promotion of the bi-national El Pilar protected area.