Hotels City joins as an ally of the forests
18 diciembre, 2023
Reforestamos México knows that it is thanks to alliances that positive forest changes can be achieved, thereby combining efforts to continue ensuring more and better forests in our country. This year, Hotels City joins as a supporter by donating in-kind support with accommodation nights. These nights are necessary for the operation of various projects that require field visits to fulfill the institutional objectives of the organization, as well as for attendance at events that help position the forest cause and make known the needs of the forests.
In addition to this, thanks to the support provided, it will be possible to continue conservation actions in the Selva Maya, which represents one of the most ecologically and culturally significant systems globally. It has extensive areas of tropical forest, being the second largest block in the Americas after the Amazon rainforest, intertwined with a rich historical and cultural heritage. This territory, shared by Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, harbors a great diversity of ecosystems and species, serving as the northernmost habitat for many emblematic species such as jaguars and tapirs. It benefits from a corridor of numerous protected natural areas where management categories converge in a geographical continuum. It is also a culturally diverse region, with a large majority of the indigenous population maintaining their traditions while preserving significant archaeological remains of
The deterioration and loss of natural ecosystems caused by multiple anthropogenic factors have led Reforestamos México to develop integrated landscape management strategies, with “restoration” being one of the main actions that promote habitat recovery, ecological connectivity, and enable the development of productive activities under sustainable management.
With the support of Hotels City, it will be possible to train a community forest brigade and provide them with professional equipment to implement conservation and restoration activities in 350 hectares of the Selva Maya corridor. Additionally, two camera trap units will be placed to collect information for the analysis of wildlife populations that will allow designing conservation strategies.
With the brigade, tours will be conducted in the 350 hectares to strengthen monitoring and community surveillance for the Selva Maya corridor.
Also, a professionalized forest firefighting brigade will be trained in the competency scheme.
Fifteen hectares will be restored with reforestation activities, planting 7,500 trees of tropical species, and schemes of associativity will be promoted to trigger beekeeping as an economic activity.
Thanks to allies like Hotels City, it is possible to continue ensuring more and better forests to promote sustainable development.