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Conservation of biodiversity in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve

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The Sierra Gorda Biopshere Reserve is a protected natural area and is one of the most ecologically diverse in Mexico. In this relatively small area there are a large number of distinct ecosystems with high levels of diversity among the life forms. For 1,000 euros we are going to educate the children of the local communities on how to conserve the wildlife and environment of that special region. 

Conservation of biodiversity in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve

The Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda I.A.P

The Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda I.A.P. was founded in 1987 by a group of local inhabitants of the Sierra Gorda de Querétaro, one of the most ecologically diverse and poor regions in Mexico. 

Our mission is to conserve the natural richness and to promote sustainable development of the Sierra Gorda and its replication in other areas by a joint effort with citizens, national institutions and international institutions.

The Educational Community Environmental Program informs 18,000 children yearly at a basic educational level and 6,500 adults. The education center “Centro Tierra Sierra Gorda” was established and social networks for volunteer work were formed on both a national and international level. 

For 1,000 euros we will print one thousand educational posters referring to the care of the biodiversity found in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve and we will distribute these posters in schools and communities. This will strengthen the effort of providing information about sustainability and conservation of wildlife and the environment. 

Photo credits: Roberto Pedraza Ruiz

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