Rainforest Conservation in Calakmul, Mexico

by Rainforest2Reef

Summary

Preserve 60,000 species, including the threatened jaguar, and prevent millions of tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere, by protecting important rainforest land in the southern Yucatan Peninsula
$6,711
total raised
127
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

The rainforest land within the Buffer Zone of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, southern Yucatan, Mexico, is not legally protected from logging – which was the only viable economic activity available to the impoverished communal landowners (ejidos) prior to the intervention of Rainforest2Reef. Rainforest2Reef now protects this land by providing ejidos with annual payments, in exchange for giving up logging rights.

Solution

Implement conservation-friendly economic alternatives to logging, such as tree-planting with members of local community groups, which own large plots of forested land within the buffer zone of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.

Long-Term Impact

Rainforest2Reef's conservation efforts will prevent millions of tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere by protecting previously unprotected standing tropical forest in the Meso-american corridor.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.rainforest2reef.org
Rainforest2Reef

Organization Information

Rainforest2Reef

Location: Tahoe City, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.rainforest2reef.org
Project Leader:
Marisa Lopez
Development Director
Tahoe City, CA United States

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