Straddling the Tropic of Cancer, México is a world leader in terms of its biodiversity. Over the past several years, BRI has worked diligently to establish conservation partnerships in this megadiverse country, especially in the Yucatán Peninsula and along the Pacific coastline.
The United Nations Environment Programme has designated México a “megadiverse” country, home to a majority of living species on Earth. With more than 200,000 species and its multitude of ecosystems – from urban parks, deserts, canyons, and grasslands to rainforests, coral reefs, and volcanic slopes – México represents an important international region into which BRI has expanded its scientific efforts.
Since 2011, BRI has worked to establish formal agreements with key partnering organizations in México as essential groundwork for its long-term research interests in the country. These international agreements allow BRI to work in federally protected lands and waterways, to access the expertise of resident colleagues and professionals, and to utilize laboratories and other infrastructure near its study areas in México. These bilateral agreements provide a valuable contractual understanding among partners for a common goal of international conservation.Agreements to date:
BRI’s partners and affiliates in México include federal and state agencies, foundations, nonprofits, and corporations that share BRI’s conservation mission. BRI’s growing network of affiliate organizations in México provides assistance, recommendations, technical expertise, and mutual collaboration for its investigations in a country with rich, irreplaceable biodiversity under increasing threat from human impacts. Partnerships between BRI and these organizations help provide common ground for solving some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.BRI partners and affiliates in México:
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