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Mexico contains an extraordinary diversity of plant and animal species, resulting from the intermingling of northern temperate and southern tropical gene pools. Only Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia exceed Mexico in biological richness. [more]

Mexico Links:

  • Eucalyptus, Neoliberalism and NAFTA in Southeastern Mexico - An investigation into the impact of various eucalyptus plantations on the indigenous, the poor and the ecosystems in southeastern Mexico.
  • Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda - A non-profit group concerned about the ecology and people of the Sierra Gorda region in Queretaro. Includes ecotours, environmental education, community improvement, and protection and regeneration of forests.
  • Lacandon Rainforest - Data from studies of this ecosystem by the Department of Botany at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Mexican Deforestation in the Sierra Madre - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Parrot Trade and Mexico - Case study from American University's Trade and Environment Database (TED).
  • Planeta.com - Eco Travels in Mexico - In-depth information for exploring ecotourism in Mexico. Including Baja, Borderlands, Chiapas, Copper Canyon, Mundo Maya, Nayarit, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosi, Sonoran Desert, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Yucatan and more.
  • PROAFT, Mexico's Forest Action Plan - A plan to conserve the biodiversity of Mexico's tropical forests through education, research and alliances of citizen groups, funding agencies and non-governmental organizations aimed at sustainable natural resources management.
  • Pronatura - One of Mexico's leading conservation groups.
  • Rodolfo Montiel, Boise Cascade, and the Mexican Government - Rainforest Action Network action alert with background information on peasant ecologists Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera's politically motivated arrest and conviction.
  • S.O.S. Bahia - Movement for the Rescue and Preservation of Zihuatanejo Bay, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Sierra Club: Human Rights in Mexico - Information on Rodolfo Montiel and Teodoro Cabrera's arrest. Latest news and action items.
  • The Social Construction of Deforestation in Mexico - Report from the Underlying Causes Initiative workshop.
  • World Rainforest Movement: Mexico - Index of articles on Mexico's rainforests from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.

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