GOING BEYOND ENFORCEMENT
Developing an effective compliance management program goes beyond enforcement and addresses the root causes of unlawful behavior. This approach considers current levels of user knowledge of laws. It also includes strategic planning, practical legislation, capacity development, international cooperation and the use of technology.
Ya’axché has long understood the need to share results of our progress towards our goals. Our key stakeholders are the buffer communities, compliance management partners and government, and we are committed to feeding back both our successes and lessons learned. Key to this is the use of the SMART tool to produce clear, accurate and immediate reports.
Across the Maya Golden Landscape, we collect data on compliance in an effort to ensure better forest management and maintenance of vital ecosystem services. Such data gathered directly benefits the management of the Bladen Nature Reserve, Maya Mountain North Forest Reserve and the legally recognized private protected area, Golden Stream Corridor Preserve. However, Ya’axché influences compliance beyond these three areas of natural wonder.