Conservation News from Mexico
History and Importance of Monarch Sanctuary Conservation in Mexico
28, 2001: Mexican President Increases Enforcement for Monarch Forest
Muchas Gracias Presidente Fox!
Calling monarch migration "the heritage of humanity," Mexican
President Vicente Fox visited the monarch reserves today and announced
a new enforcement plan to protect against illegal logging. He has directed
the Mexican agency responsible for protecting the forest (PROFEPA) to
assign 60 new inspectors to patrol the reserve. The forest will now
be guarded permanently, 24 hours a day.
9, 2000: Mexican President Signs Decree to Increase Monarch Reserve
Size Last week, while millions of monarch butterflies
were arriving at their over-wintering forest, outgoing Mexican President
Ernesto Zedillo signed a decree that will greatly increase the size
of their protected sanctuaries.
9, 2000: Historic Milestone: Mexico's First Trust Fund for Conservation
A $5 million trust fund has also been established through a gift
from the Packard Foundation. The fund will purchase the annual logging
permits from the people who own land in the core zone of the new sanctuary.
This means that these landowners, who are giving up their logging rights,
will be paid $18 per cubic meter for NOT logging their forest.
Science Education Standards
Humans depend on their natural and constructed environments. Humans change
environments in ways that can be either beneficial or detrimental for
themselves and other organisms. (K-4)
in Personal and Social Perspectives
Causes of environmental degradation and resource depletion vary from region
to region and country to country. (5-8)
How human actions modify the physical environment.