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Protecting the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Queretaro, Mexico

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Contributors: The Earth Institute
This work was supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the TransLinks Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement, No.EPP‐A‐ 00‐06‐00014‐00. The contents of this report are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of USAID. TransLinks is a partnership of the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Earth Institute, Enterprise Works/VITA, Forest Trends and the Land Tenure Center.

In 2003, Mexico's National Forest Commission (CONAFOR) started the "Mexican Forest Fund". This government run program pays Mexican landowners $30‐$40 per hectare per year to protect watershed and provide watershed services by keeping their forest cover intact. This compensation creates a real opportunity for local residents to preserve forests

Author(s): The Earth Institute

Publication Date: 2009

Location: Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Queretaro, Mexico

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