Well-managed forests have the potential to reduce poverty, spur economic development and contribute to a healthy local and global environment. The Program on Forests (PROFOR) is a multi-donor partnership that generates and shares innovative knowledge that supports this vision: sustaining forests for all. Learn More
In few cases do arguments for simultaneously improving economic, social and environmental outcomes merge as clearly as in Mexico’s forest sector. At 64.8 million hectares, forests cover a third of Mexico’s land, contributing to its status as one of only 17 megadiverse countries in the world. Moreover, some 80% of forests are owned by communities, meaning that forests are crucial to the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. But sustainably managing this wealth of forest resources is far from easy, as deforestation and forest degradation are the results of complex dynamics at the landscape level.
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