Founded in 1998, AMBIO is a pioneer civil society organization in the design and execution of strategies aimed at promoting rural development, under a scheme of integral management of natural resources, in order to generate well-being in rural communities in Mexico, as well to contribute to the mitigation and adaptation of climate change.
Among its main activities is the establishment and management of agroforestry systems, as well as the restoration of degraded areas for carbon capture, that allows the participation of rural communities in the Voluntary Carbon Market. AMBIO has worked on low emission actions within rural communities in order to improve agricultural and livestock practices, to revalorate local species and to increase environmental awareness in communities.
AMBIO, as part of its collaborative work, chaired the REDD+ Technical Advisory Committee of the state of Chiapas; it was part of the Working Group for the construction of the National REDD+ Strategy, with the National Forestry Council; it participates in the Technical Advisory Councils for the Environment and Climate Change of the state of Chiapas and it is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), for the Region Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Throughout these years, AMBIO has received several national and international recognitions for its work.