Community Conservation in Mexico
On Feb. 19, 2009, MonarchLIVE webcast and broadcast from Alternare, a community organization that promotes conservation and sustainable livelihoods for small farmers living in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. For more information about Alternare, go to http://www.alternare.org/. Alternare welcomes visitors, so if you visit the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve near Angangueo be sure to stop in.
The 60-minute program was hosted by Rossana Landa with the Fund for the Conservation of Nature based in Mexico City. She was joined by Guadalupe (Lupita) del Rio, co-founder of Alternare. The program explains the concept of sustainability, ejido system of land management in Mexico, and some of the activities promoted by Alternare including:
-- growing food organically
-- creating biofertilizer
-- growing trees for
-- conserving soil and water
-- making adobe bricks for houses and outbuildings, and
-- training local small farmers.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in English.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in Spanish.
OPRIME AQUÍ para mirar el programa en español.