Reduced Deforestation, Better Land Management, And Improved Livelihoods

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USAID supports Mexico’s goal to achieve net-zero deforestation by 2030 and meet its international environmental commitments. Nearly half of Mexico is covered by forest – a total of 88 million hectares. Over 60 percent of Mexico’s forests are managed by communities with collective land tenure arrangements, such as ejidos, and the rest is on private and public lands. Mexico lost an average of more than 280 thousand hectares of forest per year during the last 3 years. The causes of this deforestation are due to agricultural expansion, cattle ranching, illegal logging, and urbanization, amongst others.

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Monday, April 29, 2019 - 11:15am

Last updated: October 14, 2020