Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX

by Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX
Train Local Brigades to Fight Forest Fires in MX

Project Report | Sep 4, 2019
Our Commitments and Upcoming Action Plan

By Ni'Shele Nicole Jackson | Public Relations and Fundraising Assistant

Graph of Fire Incidences
Graph of Fire Incidences

Here at the Sierra Gorda Alliance, we are committed to protecting the Earth every day. We have been busy training fire brigades to combat forest fires, which are worsened by climate change and illegal logging, but we still need your help to fund our action plans and prepare for next year.

Since the catastrophic fire this past May, which was finally controlled by the coordination between different government agencies and strong support from local volunteers and civil society, we gave ourselves the task of creating a solid action plan for the next season in 2020. Climate change, increasingly erratic rain patterns, and more aggressive fires, are all some of the biggest threats to the integrity and permanence of local ecosystems, their biodiversity, and the well being of the communities in the Sierra Gorda. Clearly fires are becoming a major element of global destruction and is an after effect of climate change, as is clear from the catastrophic fires this year in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Greenland, Sweden, Portugal, Spain (notably the Canary Islands), Greece, Congo, Angola and Indonesia among others. 

It's because of all this that we have given ourselves the task of establishing strategic guidelines that will allow for better defenses and control of forest fires. In order to properly diagnosis the problem and to create a plan of action for the following year, we will be collaborating with the National Forestry Commission of Mexico (CONAFOR), the National Commission on Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), and the municipalities of the region, on which the Civil Protection Offices of the counties depend. 

Personnel from our brigade as well as Ejidatarios (communal landowners) and members of their own fire departments, attended the Basic Course for Forest Combatants (CBCF) given by CONAFOR and CONANP personnel in the city of Jalpan de Serra. The more people that are trained, equipped and ready to fight these disasters effectively, the less damage and environmental cost they will have.

 Below is a more detailed action plan. As always, we appreciate your help and helping us protect this land:

Action Plan Items
Action Plan Items
Action Plan Items
Action Plan Items
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Organization Information

Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P

Location: Queretaro - Mexico
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Twitter: @SierraGorda
Project Leader:
Laura Pérez-Arce B
Queretaro , Queretaro Mexico

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