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- The Chico Mendes Team

The Chico Mendes Reforestation Project is a local non-profit organization, based in the municipality of Cantel, founded on the principals of environmental remediation and community awareness.  As in many parts of Guatemala, population growth around Cantel has resulted in the deforestation and pollution of forests and waterways, degrading the region's ecosystem.  Through the efforts of community and outside volunteers, the Chico Mendes Reforestation Project strives to restore the Cantel's natural environment.