||Southern Sonora, Mexico
||To assist in a land acquisition project aimed at protecting a rare tropical
dry forest ecosystem in the Sierra de Alamos area of Mexico.
||Overgrazing from cattle ranching, agricultural forest clearing.
|Actions & Results:
||This project involves groundwork for Nature and Culture International's
effort to acquire up to 25,000 acres (10,100 ha) of the Chuchujaqui watershed which includes tropical
deciduous forest and oak-pine woodland. The ecosystems in the reserve are presently in excellent
ecological condition, as is the Chuchujaqui river. Actions entail:
- Involving local communities and government agencies in this effort.
- Developing and implementing educational programs on the importance of the reserve and its
continued expansion, as well as the need to assure its fully sustainable use.
|| ICFC portion:
$10,000 Total being raised by NCI: $1 million
|Size of area
| 10,100 hectares/101 km2|
Manhattan Island is 60 km2
Sierra de Alamos (NCI)
Solitary Eagle (Wikipedia)
Sierra de Alamos hosts a pair of solitary eagles breeding at the northernmost edge of their
range. The endangered Sinaloan cichlid probably still lives in the river, and several tree, orchid,
reptile, amphibian and butterfly species are found nowhere else in the state of Sonora.
Project Partners and Personnel
Our partner is Nature and Culture
(NCI), which is partnering with the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy on
this effort. This project was made possible by a grant from The Sitka Foundation.
The larger effort, of which this is a small part, includes land purchase as well as supporting CONANP,
the Mexican National Park Service, to help develop sustainable management of the reserve.
Please see project details on Nature and Culture International's project page.
Interested in helping? You may do so by contributing directly to NCI for its
land acquisition campaign. Alternatively, please contact ICFC if you would like to contribute a
substantial amount toward this land acquisition through ICFC (in partnership with NCI).