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Community Forest Management

As highlighted recently in the newspapers El Financiero and, new studies show that community forest management in Mexico has reduced poverty and social inequity while conserving natural resources.  Over 2,300 forest communities in Mexico have been given “forest use permission,” resulting not only in effective conservation, but also in economic growth within the communities. 

The following articles (in Spanish) provide details:
Informa BM, manejo comunitario de bosques contribuye a reducir pobreza en Mexico (; Reduce la pobreza el manejo comunitario de los bosques (El Financiero)