The 19 ecological zones of Guatemala are home to over 8000 plant species and 1000 diverse animals.
This remarkable range in biodiversity is being threatened by over farming and deforestation for fuel wood.
The Legacy Foundation, Fundación Progresar and The National Geographic Society, are combating deforestation in Guatemala with the introduction of biomass briquettes that burn like charcoal yet only use sustainable materials such as grass, leaves and agricultural biomass.
This set of photographs shares two of the projects in rural Guatemala (one site near Sacapulas and the second near Tacana).
The visiting team consisted of Richard Stanley (Legacy Foundation), Esvin Martin (Fundación Progresar), Joshua Vinlove (Translator), and myself (Photographer).
For more information about the project:National Geographic Take Action