Although there is no map showing overall forest tenure, there is an interactive map http://184.108.40.206/Aplicaciones/web/index.html) of permanent plots which have benefitted from a reforestation incentive scheme in the past, and which includes some details on forest tenure of the beneficiaries. As far as forest licences are concerned, there is a map showing the licences granted by the National Council for Protected Areas. Regarding forest incentives, there are maps of the PINFOR and PINPEP incentives, available on the SIFGUA website (http://www.sifgua.org.gt/Paginasweb/Sectorforesdgua.aspx), which stipulates the location, the name of the beneficiary and details of the project, although this lacks precision (http://220.127.116.11/Paginas%20web/Pinfor.aspx).
The limitations on creating land tenure maps is that there is no detailed information on land tenure on a national level (only municipal), and there are currently 1,367 land conflicts nationwide affecting 1,137,000 people (http://www.diariowebcentroamerica.com/region/guatemala-mil-360-conflictos-por-tierras-hay-en-el-pais/). The Land Information Register is creating a map to clarify existing ambiguities, which centralises all the details on land tenure nationwide. They believe this work will be completed in more or less 15 years time. This could be the starting point for the creation of official maps showing tenure of forest areas. There are also municipal land registers, and in theory access to information on land tenure could be gained by this method. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimated that forest ownership in 2004 was: 38% private, 34% public national, 23% public municipal-communal and 5% not determined, but there is no up to date and reliable information on this subject.
|Title||Maps of the National Institute of Forests|
|Organisation||National Institute of Forests|
|Date||no dates are given|