Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P

The mission of the Sierra Gorda is to guide and coordinate the activities of its member organizations responsible for the conservation, restoration and sustainable development of the Sierra Gorda region and the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve. Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda, the founding member organization of the Alliance, guides the work of the Alliance's partner organizations in: a) educating for a sustainable future; b) organizing community action and cross-sector cooperation; c) adopting holistic land management; d) promoting management of solid waste and recyclables; e) raising awareness and civic participation; f) bundling and communicating best practices; and g) generating a significant...
Oct 7, 2014

Wangari Maathai Prize awarded to Sierra Gorda

Dear Donor,

It is an honour to share the announcement that our Director, Martha "Pati" Ruiz Corzo has been recognized today with the Wangari Maathai Prize by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.  I am attaching the official press release for your information.

"Martha’s extraordinary commitment to preserving the biodiversity of her land and to lifting rural communities out of poverty makes her a deserving winner of the Wangari Maathai Award,” said Eduardo Rojas Briales, FAO Assistant Director-General, Forestry, and Chair of the CPF. “By recognizing the implications of asking subsistence farmers to plant trees on land they had previously used to eke out a living, and putting into place successful mechanisms to offset that lost income, Martha and her organization have established a solid model that can be replicated elsewhere.”

Best regards,

Thalia Davidoff (Communications Officer)

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Oct 7, 2014

Wangari Maathai Prize awarded to Sierra Gorda

Dear Donor,

It is an honour to share the announcement that our Director, Martha "Pati" Ruiz Corzo has been recognized today with the Wangari Maathai Prize by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.  I am attaching the official press release for your information.

"Martha’s extraordinary commitment to preserving the biodiversity of her land and to lifting rural communities out of poverty makes her a deserving winner of the Wangari Maathai Award,” said Eduardo Rojas Briales, FAO Assistant Director-General, Forestry, and Chair of the CPF. “By recognizing the implications of asking subsistence farmers to plant trees on land they had previously used to eke out a living, and putting into place successful mechanisms to offset that lost income, Martha and her organization have established a solid model that can be replicated elsewhere.”

Best regards,

Thalia Davidoff (Communications Officer)

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Sep 24, 2014

Jaguar spotted in the Sierra Gorda

Jaguar spotted in Sierra Gorda
Jaguar spotted in Sierra Gorda

For this period we are proud to report sightings of wildlife coming back to the protected areas by our rangers. First, Leonel Espino founded tow active nest of red-crowned parrots that depend on the old-hollow trees to nest.

But the best just happened past July. Leonel came to office in in the first week of the month quite excited as he found several fresh tracks of a jaguar and even listened how the big cat disappeared in the bush. So he placed the camera traps in the forest and on the 26th of July, a big jaguar passed by, showing indeed the real value of providing, although a small plot in the territory a jaguar claims, safe heavens to wildlife. Jaguars of course are a forest health indicator and for us, they represent the real wilderness essence of these mountains.

In other protected areas, the only encounters of rangers were with wildlife and its signs, without illegal activities (logging, poaching, and forest fires), happening in any of them, totaling 20 surveillance trips.

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