Community Foresters Unite to Save Biodiversity Hotspot
Part II: New mining, timbering threaten Indigenous forestry in Oaxaca's Chimalapas reserve
As part of Mexico’s world-renowned community forestry model for sustainability, the example of the Chimalapas shines. It has produced important results in conservation of a natural biosphere considered one of the most important lungs of Mexico.
Chimalapas: Building community to save a forest
Part I: Indigenous villages in Oaxaca join forces in border conflict zone
Their footprints mark the trails beneath the pines, oaks and oyamels. Once a week, 10 men walk through here with machetes on their shoulders, flashlights and jute bags of food, to defend a piece of the 594,000-hectare communal forest that makes up the Chimalapas. They are young people who inherited the management of this woodland, […]