From high in the cloud forests of Chiapas, the Ellis family sees Buena Vista – and looks at forests in a new way.
Posts Tagged ‘Chiapas’
Follow guest blogger, Alejandro Hernandez, to Chiapas, Mexico, where he works with farmers and ranchers to adopt sustainable practices. The Nature Conservancy is working to reforest steep pastures and help farmers increase their yields, even in the face of droughts and floods.
For the rural poor of Chiapas, increasing production of milk and meat means less risk of hunger, more opportunity to keep children in school, and a shot at economic advancement. Planting trees, to create shade and allow soil to absorb rains, are helping ranchers cope with the climate.
Study of climate change effects in Chiapas, Mexico to analyze risk of mudslides and how forest conservation may help people avoid damage.