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Mexico: News

Conservation projects news from the World Land Trust. These posts relate to WLT projects in Mexico.

  • 08 September 2016
    The importance of World Land Trust’s (WLT) Buy an Acre Mexico project has come sharply into focus after a site of extensive illegal logging was discovered within the Sierra G...
  • 28 July 2016
    A team from the BBC Natural History Unit recently visited the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve to feature its biodiversity and signature species in an episode about the mountains as...
  • 15 July 2016
    World Land Trust (WLT) would like to thank supporters of Buy an Acre for helping to safeguard 1,330 acres (539 hectares) in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. The fores...
  • 07 June 2016
    The rangers of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) have been busy this past month as the dry season brought two intense forest fires to two of their reserves in Mexico: Hoya...
  • 05 May 2016
    A Margay, caught taking chickens from a farm, was recently released safely in Cerro Prieto reserve, owned and managed by Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG). GESG is a co...
  • 22 March 2016
    Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), Mexican conservation partner of World Land Trust (WLT) has received National Geographic’s World Legacy Award in the category...
  • 13 November 2015
    A flourishing nature reserve in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda is reflecting the benefits of site protection, thanks to the support of World Land Trust (WLT). Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, Te...
  • 26 October 2015
    Two reserves in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda have been extended and vulnerable species protected thanks to funding from World Land Trust (WLT). Buy an Acre » In Mexico,...
  • 27 August 2015
    Detailed images and videos of Pumas (Puma concolor) have recently been recorded by two of the conservation partners of World Land Trust (WLT): Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (...
  • 25 August 2015
    Roberto Pedraza is Technical Officer of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), the Mexican conservation partner of World Land Trust (WLT). He sent us this report of a walk on...
  • 31 May 2015
    Cerro Prieto-Cerro la Luz Reserve has been extended by another 86.5 acres (35 hectares) thanks to World Land Trust (WLT). Donate to Buy an Acre The reserve is owned and manag...
  • 16 February 2015
    Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) sent us this report from Mexico’s Sierra Gorda where World Land Trust (WLT) funds land purchase for conservation...
  • 09 December 2014
    Wildlife ranger Leonel Espino Chavez is collecting important information about Jaguars in Sierra Gorda for Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), the Mexican conservation part...
  • 27 November 2014
    Although three weeks late, Monarch Butterflies have started to appear all over Sierra Gorda, stopping off on their long migration to the fir forests further south. Roberto Pedra...
  • 24 September 2014
    One of the most remarkable tracts of cloud forest in Sierra Gorda has been saved thanks to funding from the Buy an Acre fund of World Land Trust (WLT). Donate to Buy an Acre in...
  • 31 July 2014
    After just six months, members of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) have met their target to raise £10,000 to help purchase and protect threatened w...
  • 26 June 2014
    Three new species of magnolia have been discovered in Sierra Gorda thanks to Roberto Pedraza Ruiz, Technical Officer of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG) – and one o...
  • 31 May 2014
    In a video interview, Roberto Pedraza, Technical Director of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), has thanked World Land Trust (WLT) and the British and Irish Associati...
  • 29 April 2014
    World Land Trust (WLT) has saved an important property that has long been a priority for purchase by Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG), WLT’s conservation partner in...
  • 23 April 2014
    Staff at Tayto Park in County Meath, Ireland, have responded enthusiastically to BIAZA Buy an Acre, a fundraising campaign to purchase and protect land of conservation value in Mex...
  • 08 April 2014
    Staff of BIAZA (the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) have successfully completed their Chilli Challenge - a sombrero-wearing, fundraising dash around London to...
  • 21 March 2014
    Employees of BIAZA – the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums - are taking on a Chilli Challenge to raise funds for land purchase in Mexico’s Sierra...
  • 20 February 2014
    Reserves supported by World Land Trust (WLT) in Sierra Gorda are well protected thanks to a team of rangers, according to Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda...
  • 27 January 2014
    Funds from World Land Trust (WLT) supporters Travel Republic and SaladStop! have recently extended Cerro-Prieto Cerro de la Luz reserve in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda. On a trip to...
  • 27 January 2014
    World Land Trust (WLT) has funded an extension to the remote Cerro Prieto-Cerro la Luz reserve in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda thanks to donations from corporate supporters Tra...
  • 19 December 2013
    If you’re sitting down to roast turkey for Christmas dinner give a thought to the turkey's wild relatives and the habitats they depend on. The turkey that we eat at Ch...
  • 05 December 2013
    Funds from World Land Trust’s (WLT) Buy an Acre appeal have secured 124 acres (50 hectares) of cloud forest in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda. The purchase of land to form La...
  • 28 November 2013
    Conservationist Roberto Pedraza Ruiz has been awarded the Ecological Merit Medal of Honour by the Querétaro State Legislature for his work as a conservationist and natu...
  • 16 September 2013
    Remote in the mountains of Sierra Gorda new species are being discovered thanks to careful recording by Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico de Sierra Gorda (GESG), World Land...
  • 16 September 2013
    A new family of slug has been discovered in the cloud forests of Sierra Gorda, thanks to assistance from Roberto Pedraza of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda ...
  • 03 September 2013
    World Land Trust (WLT) continues to build on a successful conservation partnership in Mexico with a land purchase of nearly 600 acres in Sierra Gorda. Buy an Acre » Tha...
  • 18 June 2013
    Roberto Pedraza reports on remarkable finds in a remote reserve. Earlier in the month I enjoyed two of the most educational days I’ve had in many years. I spent them in th...
  • 14 June 2013
    A monster-face akin to Dracula or a smiley friend? Viv Burton describes her enduring attachment to the Axolotl. Axolotl is a short story written by Julio Cortázar in 1952...
  • 30 April 2013
    Although not the most glamorous of plants, Mammillaria herrerae, commonly known as Golf Ball cactus, is a critically endangered species clinging to survival in the high mountains o...
  • 18 April 2013
    There were no signs of logging, intruders or cattle in February in reserves inside Sierra Gorda patrolled by Keeper of the Wild Abel Reséndiz. In the course of his d...
  • 21 March 2013
    Roberto Pedraza Ruiz reports on a long awaited sighting of a Luna Moth. Ever since I was a boy and my earliest days in Sierra Gorda, I have always looked forward to finding a Lu...
  • 22 February 2013
    Mexico’s Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve is home to a stunning range of flowers, some of which are found in few other places on earth. The beautiful Laelia anceps, for exam...
  • 22 February 2013
    World Land Trust’s (WLT) Buy an Acre Appeal has provided funding to purchase land to extend the Cerro Prieto-Cerro la Luz reserve. The purchase comes not a moment too soon...
  • 23 January 2013
    A rare, carnivorous plant has been found in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda, in a reserve recently purchased by World Land Trust (WLT). The tiny butterworts (Pinguicula) were discov...
  • 04 December 2012
    One third of the population of Sierra Gorda in Central Mexico migrates to the USA for work. Bethan John meets a wildlife ranger supported by the World Land Trust (WLT) and finds ou...
  • 04 December 2012
    Step inside a biological melting pot and visit the nature reserves funded by World Land Trust (WLT) in the Sierra Gorda Watch out for the Bad Woman. This is our warning as we se...
  • 22 November 2012
    High in the cloud forests of Sierra Gorda, a vast mountainous region in Central Mexico, the forests harbour threatened treasures that are protected thanks to a successful conservat...
  • 22 October 2012
    Every acre counts: nearly 1,500 saved in one month in Mexico, Paraguay and Ecuador.. 564 acres of ancient forest habitat SAVED in Mexico In addition to the 878 acres (355 ha)...
  • 12 September 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) helps extend the Cerro Prieto-Cerro La Luz Reserve in Mexico to help protect more of this threatened ecosystem In May, WLT celebrated the creation of the 75...
  • 20 June 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) congratulates Martha ‘Pati’ Isabel Ruiz Corzo for winning an award that recognises her outstanding conservation leadership in Latin America On J...
  • 12 June 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) helps fund a new nature reserve to protect Mexico’s cloud forest, but new research is published showing the threat climate change poses to this fr...
  • 18 May 2012
    Award-winning photographer Roberto Pedraza captures a rare flowering cactus in the wilds of Mexico, yet Bearded-Wood partridge chicks run rings around him In the most diverse regi...
  • 28 March 2012
    Discover how a camera not only captures the intimate life of a Trogon bird species, but also protects against illegal hunting and environmental damage  Reclusive and seldom...
  • 18 January 2012
    World Land Trust (WLT) celebrates funding the creation of more nature reserves last year than ever before, despite the financial crisis With economic difficulties set to continue...
  • 12 December 2011
    Ranger Abel Reséndiz shares his positive views on protecting the environment after his former life as a hunter. Life for Abel Reséndiz changed dramatically when he g...

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