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Representing 5% of Guatemala’s territory, Defensores currently manages four protected areas in the country:

Sierra de las Minas
Sierra de las Minas

Biosphere Reserve

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Bocas del Polochic
Bocas del Polochic

Wildlife Refuge

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Sierra del Lacandón
Sierra del Lacandón

National Park

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Naciones Unidas
Naciones Unidas

National Park

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In addition, Defensores created and now runs private and municipal conservation areas, mainly in the Motagua Valley’s subtropical thorn woodlands.

In total, these areas sustain 80% of the plant and animal species reported in Guatemala.