The Rainforest Alliance is working to ensure that Mexico, one of the most biologically diverse nations, maintains healthy forests that provide income to local people, and habitat to wildlife.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Comprised of five different ecosystems, ten percent of the planet's total land species, and over 700 different reptile species, Mexico is a bastion of biodiversity. As part of a concerted effort by the Rainforest Alliance and others, sustainable management of Mexico's forests has increased in acreage from 288,996 acres in 1998 to 1,269,163 in 2002. The demand from local people wanting technical assistance and access to US markets now outweighs our ability to help!
How will this project solve this problem?
To provide technical assistance and training to local land managers to teach sustainable timber harvesting. It will engage landowners in Durango, Mexico and connect them with wood buyers in the US.
Potential Long Term Impact
The goal is to ensure the long term health of the forest and the livelihoods of those depending on them.
Total Funding Received to Date: $170
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $170 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $100,000.