A walk on Mexico’s wild side

A walk on Mexico’s wild side
This article was first published on the Roving Reporter blog by World Land Trust

Step inside the biological melting pot of the wild Sierra Gorda mountains, for an adventure that supports Mexico’s natural and cultural heritage

Watch out for the Bad Woman. This is our warning as we set out across the muddy trail, trampling across rocks and roots, on our first trek into the forests of the Sierra Gorda in Central Mexico.
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Trekking in Mexico’s melting pot

Trekking in Mexico’s melting pot
Publication: Summer travel catalogue, Páramo directional clothing
Explore the wilds of the Sierra Gorda mountains, a one million acre Biosphere Reserve protected thanks to Páramo’s chosen charity, the World Land Trust

Grinning up at us from beneath his cowboy hat, ranger Leonel Espino is kneeling in the path’s sticky earth, pointing out the clear imprint of a big cat’s paw. A puma, he tells us, and its fresh – this top predator was roaming our forest trail as little as 24 hours ago.
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Saving ancient oaks in cloud forest nature reserve

Saving ancient oaks in cloud forest nature reserve
Discover how the imminent destruction of this cloud forest, home to endangered and endemic species, was stopped

Stretching 2000 meters high, in the mountains of Sierra Gorda in Central Mexico, this cloud forest is protected thanks to local conservation organisation Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG).
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Buying land for conservation: right or wrong?

Buying land for conservation: right or wrong?
Does creating nature reserves to protect some of the world’s most threatened wildlife results in disempowering local communities?

For decades the conservation effort focused on protecting charismatic species, like the endangered tiger or the panda that’s clinging onto survival. These animals capture the people’s passion for the natural world; they are a symbol of what is precious to us, what we are so close to losing forever.
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