The AMBIO Cooperative, as part of the GEF Project work schedule, and in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and Natural History (SEMAHN), El Ocote Jungle Biosphere Reserve (REBISO) and the Autonomous University of Chiapas, signed a collaboration agreement in 2017 for the reforestation of the Voluntary Area Destined for Conservation “Los Bordos”.
This collaborative work has the goal to strengthen restoration actions, as well as the support for communities surrounding the area. The Llano Grande, Absalón Castellanos and Francisco Villa II communities have participated in the reforestation process of Los Bordos. It should be noted that Llano Grande has also taken trainings about climate change, management of agroforestry systems and protection against forest fires. For this activity, 60,000 plants were delivered from a donation of “La Primavera Nursery”, belonging to SEMAHN.
The teams of the ejidos received 25,000 Caobilla plants (Swietenia humilis), 30,000 of Matilishuate (Tabebuia rosea) and 5,000 of Primavera (Tabebuia donnel-smithii), and they will proceed to carry out the reforestation in a total of 300 hectares of Los Bordos area, with the technical support of the AMBIO Cooperative.