The AMBIO Cooperative visited the Organización Vida Silvestre, AC (OVIS, promotes the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources), in order to learn more about the work carried out by the organization in Ejidos of the south of Nuevo León, and visualize possible opportunities for collaboration between both organizations, to promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources of the state of Nuevo León.
The visit is given in the framework of the activities carried out by the “Integral Program for Restoration of the Bioregions: Sierra Madre Oriental and the Altiplano Sur”, led by OVIS, VITRO and CEMEX, in which Parks and Wildlife of Nuevo León, the Secretariat of Agricultural Development and Hydraulic Resources of San Luis Potosí, the Network of Ecological Zones of Restoration of the Mexican Gray Wolf, among other actors, participate.
This Program, which is developed in the states of Nuevo León and San Luis Potosí, aims to gradually restore priority areas for conservation, recover populations of wild ungulates, recover populations of wild carnivores, develop conservation programs for priority local species, implement a program of integral productive reconversion, as well as design and execute an inclusive and sustainable rural development plan.
AMBIO made a visit to 4 ejidos, which have an area of 23,000 hectares. They have restoration work and areas for conservation. During the visit, some key members of the ejidos discussed their experience, form of organization and their challenges. The areas where different initiatives for restoration and income generation for participants were visited.