AMBIO has implemented the Community Forest Protocol with the support of the communities of the Zoque Jungle-Sumidero Canyon Complex, with the support of the United States Forest Service (US FOREST SERVICE).
Strengthening the capacities of community monitors has been one of the central objectives of the work, which was maintained, despite the pandemic and the various obstacles that communities faced this season. In this framework, the analysis of the biodiversity monitoring collected in the ejidos of Emilio Rabasa, Los Bordos, San Joaquín el Progreso, San Martin of the municipality of Ocozocuautla de Espinosa has been carried out.
The first results of the application of the Protocol have shown a great diversity of flora and fauna, which was documented with photographic evidence.
Records of the next species were achived: Brocket deer (Mazama temama), Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Ocelot (Ocelote) and the Tirana Eagle (Spizaetus tyrannus); which are the most representative in the area and promote the conservation of other species.
Also, the conservation of larger vegetation is highlighted, as one of the main carbon stores in the area, as well as the coverage that generates new seedlings, mainly due to the presence of Chapaya (Astrocaryum mexicanum), which is a source of income this time of year.
In the words of the monitors: “The work does not stop here, since the work of the monitors is still in force, as well as the two camera traps that are active to strengthen mammalian monitoring, bearing in mind that a change in the perception has been developed in the community"