Naachtún Dos Lagunas Protected Biotope is one of the areas of highest biological diversity in the Maya Biosphere Reserve and Guatemala. Due to its isolation and the absence of people within the biotope and near its boundaries, it is not currently threatened and its conservation status is very stable. However, future plans for the area pose such a serious threat to its biological integrity, that the biotope should be considered vulnerable.
Of all the areas administered by CECON, Naachtún Dos Lagunas is the best conserved and with the fewest threats. Current problems are minimal, but the lack of personnel and the subsequent impossibility of conducting necessary patrols-preferably with armed police-makes illegal activities a potential threat.
The lack of financial support should be relatively easy to resolve. A top priority for administrators should be to increase their capacity to attract funding, through the creation of a special development department exclusively dedicated to this activity. Many of the current problems would be immediately removed if supplemental funding (raised by the administration) were secured and earmarked specifically for the biotope.
The cultivation of drugs is not a problem to be solved in the short run. Once the budget is increased and the management category changed, coordination with the Department of Anti-narcotic Operations would be easier because the budget would be sufficient to fund patrols.
Because the potential construction of highways represents an extremely serious threat for the biotope, it would be prudent to change the biotope's management category to that of a national park. In this way, it would be legally more difficult to manipulate negatively against the area. Changing its category would promote long-term conservation and stability, and mitigate its vulnerability. This should be negotiated with CONAP; an agreement that should be done with without distrust.