Unidos para la Conservacion
Founded in 1992, Unidos para la Conservacion (United for
Conservation) has grown into a leading nonprofit organization in Mexico working
for the conservation and management of priority species and their ecosystems.
Unidos para la Conservacion has supported several projects
that are critical in terms of ecological and economic impact for local communities.
United for Conservation also helps support fundraising programs to collaborate
with and support other organizations involved in important conservation efforts.
Learn how you can support the efforts of Unidos para la
Important Projects of Unidos para la Conservacion:
- Jaguar Project: The jaguar research in Calakmul Biosphere
Reserve began in 1995 and has resulted in the capture and release of eight jaguars
and four pumas making it one of the most successful monitoring programs in Latin
America. The wild cats are fitted with radio collars to permit researchers to
monitor their movements, behavior and habitat. This study will help researchers
better understand the jaguar's role as the "umbrella species" and a
barometer of the health of Mexico's rainforest region.
- Desert Bighorn Sheep: Together with the UNAM's Institute
of Ecology and the Seri community, the populations of this species on Tiburon
Isle have been studied for the last five years. This study has allowed the
research team to count on a cinegetic utilization rate that benefits the Seri
community and enables the capture and reintroduction of desert bighorn sheep in
the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila, where the Bighorn had disappeared.
- Pronghorn Reintroduction: The "Return of the Pronghorn"
program reintroduced 65 pronghorn in 1996 and 85 during 1998 to the Colombia Valley
in Coahuila where this species had disappeared half a century ago.
The following organizations and individuals have made the
Jaguar Research Project possible:
Agrupación Sierra Madre; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Estafeta
Mexicana; Pegaso PCS; Green Wall Foundation; Safari Club International; Kimberly
Clark de Mexico; Ferrero de Mexico; Time Magazine; Club Regina; Cemex; Fondo Mexicano
para la Conservación de la Naturaleza; Smithsonian Institute; Grupo Pochteca