The Papaloapan watershed is the second biggest river system in the country of Mexico, stretching 559 miles. Because of the watersheds unique location, it is home each winter to over 272 neotropical migratory species of birds. Deforestation has occurred in this area due to sugar cane production and cattle ranching. These activities have a big impact on local land use and continually take over forest land. This project will help plant trees over five distinct ecosystems, promoting tree species diversity in the Papaloapan watershed.
This project was supported by our corporate partner, the Alcoa Foundation.
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