Forests are some of the most amazing in the world. This
document provides a who's who and is updated on a regular basis.
is the national ministry for the environment.
- National Forest Campaign
- National Forest Plan
CONSEJO NACIONAL FORESTAL (CONAFOR)
National Forest Commission, is part of SEMARNAT and was
established in 2001 as a new federal initiative by President
Fox. Its main objectives are to improve Mexico's forest sector
in both its natural forests and by establishing commercial plantations.
One of its main goals is to support and implement the recently
revised Forestry Law that they consider to be "inclusive and
democratic," since it is hoped these efforts will allow local
governments, civic agencies, and the private sector to participate
in forest policy setting and programs. They have already supported
more than 10,000 sustainable forestry projects and have created
over 100 forest research projects.
PROYECTO DE CONSERVACION Y MANEJO SUSTENTABLE DE RECURSOS
is a CONAFOR project in community forestry financed by the World
Bank starting in 1998. Its priority has been to strengthen community-based
organizations in forest-related activities, including both timber
and non-timber forest products.
CONSEJO CIVIL MEXICANO PARA LA SILVICULTURA SOSTENIBLE (CCMSS)
Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible (CCMSS) is an enviromental
group based in Mexico
City and headed by Sergio Madrid. Its work has focused on
community forestry and certification.