Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP

Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 1987
Location: Sierra Gorda Ecotours, La Presa S/N, El Panteon, 76340 Jalpan de Serra, Qro., Mexico
Ecosystem: Agricultural

In a 34-year effort, Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP has united the 638 communities of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in the State of Querétaro to promote their economic and social development alongside an intact and thriving ecosystem. A leader in community-based climate change mitigation and adaptation, the organization has driven the establishment of a state-funded carbon footprint mechanism, incentivizing landowners for climate-friendly land use including regenerative agriculture. The group is restoring 40,000 hectares of degraded ecosystems. A network of social enterprises and environmental education complements an integrated approach to foment local community ownership.

Contact Information

Martha Isabel Ruiz
General Manager
sierragordareserve@yahoo.com
https://sierragorda.net/

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Key Facts

Equator Prize Winner: 2021
Year of establishment: 1987
Location: Sierra Gorda Ecotours, La Presa S/N, El Panteon, 76340 Jalpan de Serra, Qro., Mexico
Ecosystem: Agricultural

In a 34-year effort, Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP has united the 638 communities of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in the State of Querétaro to promote their economic and social development alongside an intact and thriving ecosystem. A leader in community-based climate change mitigation and adaptation, the organization has driven the establishment of a state-funded carbon footprint mechanism, incentivizing landowners for climate-friendly land use including regenerative agriculture. The group is restoring 40,000 hectares of degraded ecosystems. A network of social enterprises and environmental education complements an integrated approach to foment local community ownership.

Contact Information

Martha Isabel Ruiz
General Manager
https://sierragorda.net/