危地马拉的棕榈油行业正在快速增长。曾经被棉花和糖覆盖的景观现在已经成熟了油棕。然而，农业扩张往往以牺牲关键生态系统为代价，其中许多生态系统为当地社区提供了濒危物种和淡水的栖息地。在某些情况下，河流和溪流一直带着农业径流进入中美洲珊瑚礁 - 世界上最大的跨国珊瑚礁 - 威胁着该地区和居住在那里的物种。
+$WWF is working with the palm oil industry to promote sustainable agriculture practices so companies can minimize environmental risks as they look to expand their activities, reduce operating costs and increase top-line benefits. In fact, sustainable operations have helped Guatemalan palm oil company, Agrocaribe, reduce environmental degradation, improve effluent management and increase food security, proving that when operations are sustainably managed, they can improve production and preserve local resources.
+$Since implementing sustainable practices, Agrocaribe has become the first identity preserved company in Central America and the fourth in the world to become certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). WWF worked closely with Agrocaribe for two years, assisting them in their pursuit of RSPO certification. “Agrocaribe has not reached this point over night. It has taken quite some time,” explained José Vásquez, Agriculture and Aquaculture Program Manager for WWF Mesoamerican Reef. “We as WWF are happy with the work they have done and for achieving the certification. To us, this means they are doing things right.”