The Selva Maya, located in the border area between Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, is a region of tropical rainforest characterized for having rich biodiversity. Today, the protected area of the Selva Maya is already under high ecological pressure, resulting in biodiversity loss and a changing climate, which threatens the livelihood of the local population. The aim of this project is to construct a regional system to monitor biodiversity and climate change across national borders, to systematically quantify the impact of climate change and socio- economic drivers on biodiversity. In the future, the monitoring system can serve as a tool to develop, implement and qualify new strategies for protection and adaptation together with local population. The project directly contributes to the implementation of the CBD targets.