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Photography Sebastian Belaistegui Photos | Juan Pablo Moreiras
Exhibition "Mesoamerican Biological Corridor: Space of Life”. 2007

In 1997 the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor was initiated, establishing links between protected areas of Central America and proposing low-impact developments to maintain corridors between them. Earlier, in 1990, the Paseo Pantera Consortium (Wildlife Conservation Society and Caribbean Conservation Corporation) had proposed a similar idea known as the Paseo Pantera project.

The MBC is a system of land planning, consisting of four types of natural areas: core areas, which are exclusively for the conservation of ecosystems and species and in which human activities are prohibited; buffer zones, which are of restricted use by themselves;  corridors, which are areas that facilitate movement, dispersal and migration of species, and in which human activities are of low impact;
multiple use areas which may include areas devoted to various activities such as agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forest management, etc.
 
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