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Project ID PD351/05 Rev.1(F)
Title CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR THE EVALUATION OF TROPICAL FOREST MANAGEMENT SUSTAINABILITY IN MEXICO (SOUTHEASTERN COASTAL PLAINS: GULF OF MEXICO AND YUCATAN PENINSULA)
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
INIFAP - NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL AND ANIMAL RESEARCH
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON FOREST ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION AND IMPROVEMENT
Summary The status of Mexico's rainforests is a reflexion of the imbalance between forest and agricultural and livestock development; the latter characterised by the accelerated rate of deforestation. Furthermore, there has been a lack of suitable silvicultural methods to manage these forests which, in general, have been treated inadequately.

This project proposal seeks to strengthen, encourage and evaluate sustainable tropical forest management in Mexico, with a view to achieving the ITTO's Objective 2000 and the Mexican Government's Forest Development Plan so that international trade may be based on raw materials originating from forests managed and certified according to criteria and indicators that strengthen the sustainability of this resource.

Overall, the proposal aims to develop management programmes for the sustainable conservation and utilisation of tropical forests in the southeast of Mexico (Los Tuxtlas, Chimalapas, Selva Lacandona, Centla, Calakmul, Tekax, and Sian Kaan). More specifically, it envisions transferring knowledge to the Ejido communities that own tropical forest resources in these regions in order to develop and implement specific local C&I to evaluate and monitor the progress towards sustainable forest management.

Major outputs include the following:

- Diagnosis of forest resources in the tropical forests of the South-eastern Coastal Plains;
- Forest management evaluation processes tailored to Mexico's tropical forest conditions (society, legislation, economy, and environment); and
- Validated local C&I with a holistic view of ecological, economic and social systems required to evaluate tropical forest management.
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Project document E-PD351-05r1F.pdf
Completion report Completion Report (Informe FINAL) - PD351_05 Rev1.pdf
Technical report(s) CURSO NACIONAL DE CAPACITACIÓN A TÉCNICOS FORESTALES EN LA METODOLOGÍA DE CRITERIOS E INDICADORES (C&I) PARA BOSQUES TROPICALES Y TEMPLADOS DEL SURESTE DE MÉXICO.pdf
DIAGNOSTICO AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL DEL ESTADO DE CAMPECHE.pdf
DIAGNOSTICO AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL DEL ESTADO DE CHIAPAS.pdf
DIAGNOSTICO AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL DEL ESTADO DE OAXACA.pdf
DIAGNOSTICO AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL DEL ESTADO DE QUINTANA ROO.pdf
DIAGNOSTICO AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL DEL ESTADO DE TABASCO.pdf
DIAGNOSTICO AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL DEL ESTADO DE VERACRUZ.pdf
DIAGNOSTICO AMBIENTAL Y FORESTAL DEL ESTADO DE YUCATAN.pdf
Experiencias de vinculación del Proyecto criterios e indicadores.pdf
GIRA PARA INTERCAMBIAR EXPERIENCIAS ENTRE LOS PRODUCTORES DEL EJIDO 20 DE NOVIEMBRE.pdf
Lista de criterios e indicadores para bosques tropicales de México.pdf
PSCM Presentation_Feb 2014.pdf
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Article in TFU 25/4 (page 8)
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  • Employment generator: A worker in a nursery for production forest in the Santa Catarina Ixtepeji community

    Country: Oaxaca, Mexico
    Author: F. Reygadas
    Affiliation: INIFAP

  • Loading logs: The C&I were reviewed in a harvesting operation in production pine forest in the Santa Catarina Ixtepeji community

    Country: Oaxaca, Mexico
    Author: C. Franco
    Affiliation: INIFAP

  • Resin tapping

    Country: Mexico
    Scientific name: Manilkara zapota
    Author: C. Franco
    Affiliation: INIFAP

  • Working at the forest office in Santa Catarina Ixtepeji

    Country: Oaxaca, Mexico
    Author: F. Reygadas
    Affiliation: INIFAP

  • Location of participating ejidos and communities

    Country: Mexico
    Author: INIFAP
    Affiliation: INIFAP