In 1994 CONAP
awarded Limon a community forest concession as part of a decade-long process of creating community forest concessions in the Maya Biosphere.
Por meio de orientacao da Coordenadoria Nacional de Combate as Irregularidades na Administracao Publica (CONAP
), "o Ministerio Publico do Trabalho e parte legitima para investigar e processar na Justica do Trabalho questoes que envolvam a terceirizacao irregular na administracao publica, independentemente da existencia de regime juridico para o provimento dos cargos efetivos objetos da terceirizacao." (Orientacao 1--Ata da Reuniao Nacional de 09.03.2004).
Rodolfo Rivera, an allspice producer, notes that "The National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP
) raised the tax because before the trees were only produced in Peten and were considered an endangered species, but they are now grown elsewhere and already out of danger." Rivera, who represents the area in the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), explained that this discourages producers to have lower production and they cannot compete with international markets.
The Guatemalan National Protected Areas Commission (CONAP
) and the Laguna Lachua project don't accept that the community had been founded before the inauguration of the national park in 2006, however, and hold that the presence of Xya'al Kobe' within park borders amounts to illegal invasion and misuse of protected land.
The Amazonian, Andean, and coastal indigenous communities' organizations, represented by the Asociacion Interetnica del Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP), the Confederacion de Nacionalidades Amazonicas del Peru (CONAP
), the Confederacion Nacional de Comunidades del Peru Afectadas por la Mineria (CONACAMI), the Confederacion Campesina del Peru (CCP), and the Confederacion Nacional Agraria (CAN) rejected the convocation to what they referred to as a "so-called consultation."
Already in the preparation phase a concise schedule showed a lot of fixed appointments, such as meetings with gardeners and exporters, gatherings with the concerning ministerial representatives, with the nature protection agency CONAP
, and with botanists at the university.
The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International and Guatemalan conservation institutions Defensores de la Naturaleza and the Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (CONAP
) all work in the region with the goal of conserving the SLNP's remaining forest.