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Mexico: Protection of the Papaloapan river

Environmental protection

Mexico: Protection of the Papaloapan river

Objective: Initiate reforestation along the river together with training forest guards and clean up the riversides

  • Status

    Project completed

  • Location Mexico

The Papaloapan river, stretching on nearly 900 km, is currently threatened by the degradation of water sources, soils and the loss of one third of the forest due to livestock ranching and sugar cane production. 

A governmental Matching Fund programme is offering 400 per ha preserved. This project includes developing a tree nursery, a 390 ha reforestation, together with training 100 people in guarding a 3,700 ha forest and cleaning up the riversides. 

Support to local people will also be provided thanks to the construction of 100 eco-stoves and dry latrines. 


EcoLogic Development Fund 

Fondo Ambiental Regional de la Chinantla Oaxaca

Sponsor: Nicolas Moureau 

  • Promoter

    Patricia Moreleon