Protecting Wild Cat Habitat

by Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P
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Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
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Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Jan 14, 2022

Reserves for Wildlife

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During this period, without the threat of forest fires, our team of rangers was able to have a continuous presence in all of the private reserves.  Miguel Flores visited all of the private reserves in turn, while, Abel Reséndiz made regular visits to the private reserves under his care from his base in Valle Verde, and Robert Pedraza made mostly random visits for verification.  Without a doubt, illegal logging is one of the biggest threats to the integrity of the forests of the Sierra Gorda.  It is booming in the absence of governmental authorities.  But we are very proud that in 2021, in the reserves, there was not one act of illegal logging.  This shows that our working relationship with the adjacent landowners is paying off. 

We had no problems during the last quarter, except for the entry of tourists into one of the reserves, a situation that we are dealing with in conjunction with the neighboring area.  These spaces have been returned to the wildlife, humans should only have a sporadic presence.  Tourism would have a severe impact on their conservation, especially before the start of the dry season with the risk of forest fires.

The current state of the reserves is satisfactory.  We have synergy with our neighbors, in our conservation efforts.  Our continued presence prevents any abuse, the extraction of wood, and biodiversity.  We will not lower our guard.

We had the pleasure of joining B Mexico´s national campaign using high-definition camera traps.  Their Director, Sam Carrera, visited the Sierra Gorda and gifted GESG three cameras which were placed in one of the reserves.  We are hoping to soon share quality videos of our forest beneficiaries.   

 

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Este periodo, ya sin la presión de incendios forestales, nos permitió tener una presencia fluida en todas las reservas y que ello redunda en respeto y protección para las mismas. Sin duda la tala clandestina sigue siendo una de las principales amenazas para la integridad de los bosques de la Sierra Gorda y florece ante la falta de presencia de la autoridad.

Sin embargo, tenemos el orgullo de que en todas las reservas, no tuvimos en este 2021 un solo acto de tala-robo de madera lo que ilustra de la mejor manera que nuestros esquemas e interacción de trabajo con los vecinos y colindantes están teniendo efecto. Miguel Flores tuvo presencia en todas ellas, Abel Reséndiz en las reservas que tiene a su cargo y alcance desde Valle Verde y Roberto Pedraza de manera aleatoria en la mayoría.

No tuvimos problemas o situaciones delicadas durante el periodo, salvo el ingreso de turistas a una de las mismas, situación que estamos atendiendo en conjunto con otros colindantes y detener dicha actividad, máxime ante el inicio de la temporada de estiaje y el riesgo de incendios forestales. Tenemos muy en claro que son espacios devueltos a la vida silvestre, donde los humanos sólo debemos tener una presencia esporádica y donde el turismo puede tener un severo impacto para su conservación.

Es obvio que ya tenemos una sinergia de conservación y respeto por parte de los colindantes, por lo que nuestra continua presencia inhibe cualquier situación de abuso, extracción de madera o saqueo de la biodiversidad. Desde luego no bajamos la guardia, pero la situación y estado de las reservas es satisfactorio.

Y tuvimos el gusto de sumar a un nuevo aliado; B México, organización que ha lanzado una campaña nacional de fototrampeo con cámaras de alta definición y la Sierra Gorda fue incluida en la misma. Por ello tuvimos la visita de su Director, Sam Carrera, quien nos donó tres cámaras que instalamos en una de las reservas, esperamos pronto contar con videos de excelente calidad de nuestros beneficiarios.

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Martha "Pati" Ruiz Corzo
Jalpan de Serra, Queretaro Mexico
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