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!
To provide training to local people in sustainable timber harvesting. We engage landowners and connect them with wood buyers in the US. This protects the habitat of scores of species while ensuring people have a lasting source of income.
The goal is to ensure the long term health of the forest and the livelihoods of those depending on them.
Thanks to 16 donors like you, a total of
was raised for this project on GlobalGiving.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.