Strategy: Management for Conservation

This strategic line is defined by the following priorities

  1. Search the connections and make the necessary management about conservation priorities.
  2. Have an impact on the public policies related to environment.
  3. Encourage social participation by fostering a well-informed and participatory society.

Main objective:

  • Contribute to conservation in matters and areas where attention still being need, such as, the necessity of society participation to make an impact on public policy and make positive changes.

Strategic line objectives:

  1. Encourage well informed civic participation, also the practice of critical observation.
  2. Generate reports about environmental priorities.
  3. Foment union between institutions, communities and CSOs*; in order to attend environmental priorities.

*civil society organizations

Main actions:

  • Conservation management of Tuxtla Gutierrez’s mountainous zone
  • Participation in the Consultative council of “Parque Nacional Cañon del Sumidero”


  • Community participation at the first lecture series “Meseta de Copoya” in 2007

  • Letter of intent signed for CSOs related to the conservation of the “Meseta de Copoya” to work together (Today “Union para laConservación de la Meseta de Copoya”)

  • Advisory board “Parque Nacional del Cañón del Sumidero” inauguration

  • Socio-ambiental exchanged of experince: Mexico and Peru at Trujillo city, Peru.

Strategy: Biological and Socio-Environmental Research

This strategic line has the following priorities:

1) To generate scientific knowledge;

2) To preserve the traditional socio-environmental knowledge;

3) To promote citizen participation to generate scientific knowledge; and

4) To socialize of the generated scientific knowledge.

General objectives (which the Organization conducts from the third sector)

  • To conduct scientific research that contributes to management and conservation of biological diversity.
  • To contribute to the preservation of traditional socio-environmental knowledge.
  • To link science with decision-making (scientific knowledge and decision makers)
  • To enhance the role of the third sector (civil society organizations) to generate scientific knowledge.

Objectives of the strategic line:

  • To promote citizen science among civil society.
  • To generate scientific knowledge that contributes to the management of areas of high biological richness.
  • To generate scientific knowledge to contribute to the preservation of risk of extinction or endemic species.
  • To contribute to the preservation of traditional socio-environmental knowledge.

Lines of investigation:

  • Community Science
  • Ecology and wildlife preservation
  • Traditional socio-environmental knowledge.

Project: The Richness of Bats. Area:  Metzabok flora and fauna protection (God of thunder)

Del sotobosque al dosel de mi selva. Capacitación para el estudio de murciélagos en Naha, Selva Lacandona

From the undergrowth to  the canopy of my jungle. Training for the study of bats in Naha, Lacandon Jungle

Community bird monitoring at La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve

Strategy: Environmental Culture

This strategic priority aims:

1) To contribute to build a local and regional participatory environmental culture based on values.

2 ) To generate processes of socio-environmental transformation and

3) To generate a positive change within the people of the communities through the transmission of knowledge.

General objectives:

· To promote a positive change in people driving the development of skills of children, youth, adults and seniors.

· To link the issue of environmental education with decision-making to foster environment care (to work in groups with decision makers).

· To contribute to preserve the socio-environmental traditional knowledge.

Objectives of the strategic line:

· To work with values ​​and sensitize people of different ages in environmental issues through workshops and recreational-creative activities.

· To make people identify the problem through transformation processes, and to create an ownership view on them to be able to make responsible decisions regarding the environment.

· To create a harmonious ambient of work with the knowledge and tools provided, promoting the continuity of the processes of change inside and outside the community.


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Strategy: Sustainable Community


This strategic line tend to make activities in communities from the permaculture, where its priorities are:

  1. Help people interest in to acquire short- term, medium- term, long-term knowledge and abilities pro-environment by developing a number of practices related to agro- ecological and organic techniques, recover ancestral knowledge, among others, making this tools helpful in increased their quality-of-life.
  2. Revalue the traditional wisdom that allows environmental care as well as satisfy basic needs.
  3. Foster responsible and appropriate use of the natural resources.

Main objectives

  1. Assist concerned population, to have habits that improve environment and quality-of-life.
  2. Improve human-nature relationship.

Strategic line objectives

  1. Work to raise environmental awareness, so any action can be done not only in human benefit.
  2. Get people involved in environmental care by working in their own locality.
  3. Recover the adequate knowledge, so environmental- friendly work can be done.
  4. Ensure people´s food through environmental care.
  5. Turn conventional technologies used into green tech.