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Communities in Mexico step up to protect a disappearing forest

Original story at Conservation news• 3 mentions • 1 week ago

Conservation news 1 week ago

 
On a Saturday afternoon in January, Julia Carabias, one of Mexico’s most respected biologists, was making herself useful – putting a fresh coat of blue paint on the walls of a still-unnamed new restaurant she hopes will open on time and on budget. She and the community of Adolfo López Mateos, in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas, are counting on it drawing patrons from miles beyond. The chefs are plucked from the local community, and the location is a winner, tucked into the side of a mountain, with sweeping views of the Lacandon jungle below and, if you time it ...
 
 
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19 Mar
Mongabay @mongabay
Communities in Mexico step up to protect a disappearing forest ~ https://t.co/h4KmCdBnFk https://t.co/Bcn1RRqTUY
17 Mar
Jennifer Morgan @climatemorgan
RT @Greenpeace: These communities in Mexico are stepping up to stop forest destruction. https://t.co/3dJr3HOOIY https://t.co/2aFdufkFqm
17 Mar
Greenpeace @Greenpeace
These communities in Mexico are stepping up to stop forest destruction. https://t.co/3dJr3HOOIY https://t.co/2aFdufkFqm