Mountain covered with trees in Mexico
Chiapas © legadoverde

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Mexico

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In Southeastern Mexico, the Maya Forest is recognized as the America’s second-largest tropical forest after the Amazon. Encompassing the three states of the Yucatan Peninsula, the steamy tropical jungle famed for Mayan culture harbors iconic wildlife like the jaguar, puma, scarlet macaw. The Mayan forest also is home to vibrant indigenous Mayan communities who continue to practice ancestral farming practices .

In Southwestern Mexico, the Mesoamerican Forest Corridor is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot with diverse forest ecosystems and the America’s northernmost tropical cloudforest. In Chiapas, these forests also produce 30% of the country’s freshwater and sustain the more than 10 indigenous groups.

We are working to restore these forests which lose hundreds of thousands of acres yearly due to deforestation.  

Yucatan Peninsula
The Maya Forest is recognized as the America’s second-largest tropical forest after the Amazon.
Yucatan Peninsula
The Mayan forest also is home to vibrant indigenous Mayan communities who continue to practice ancestral farming practices such as the Mayan Milpa (a corn, bean squash agro-system)
Chiapas
In Chiapas, these forests also produce 30% of the country’s freshwater and sustain the more than 10 indigenous groups.
Chiapas
These forests are inhabited by jaguars, the resplendent quetzal and the horned guan bird, known as the unicorn of the cloud forest.
Yucatan Peninsula
Each year, the Peninusla loses 80,000 hectares of tropical forest, the size of San Diego, California, is lost due to extensive cattle raching and extensive agricultural practices.

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