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Rainforest2Reef is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the biological corridor stretching from the rainforest of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve to the Mesoamerican Reef.
Rainforest2Reef’s mission is to protect biodiversity, maintain ecosystem services, and slow climate change by safeguarding tropical forests, coral reefs and the corridors connecting these threatened habitats. We do this by working in partnership with local communities to protect ecologically important lands through innovative mechanisms, using sound scientific research to manage and monitor protected areas, and developing non-extractive economic activities that improve livelihoods of local people.
- The biological corridor that Rainforest2Reef is working to protect extends from the 1.8 million acre Calakmul Biosphere Reserve to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve to the Mesoamerican Reef. This corridor is part of the Mesoamerican “hotspot” as defined by Conservation International. Mexico contains 10% of all known forms of life. Only Brazil and Indonesia host more biodiversity.
- The need for viable jaguar habitat was one of the primary reasons for the creation of Rainforest2Reef. Jaguars are only found in the Western Hemisphere, and have lost 2/3 of their habitat in Mexico and Central America. According to Rainforest2Reef founder, Dr. Gerardo Ceballos, only an estimated 15,000 jaguars remain in the wild and these numbers are going down as their rainforest habitat dwindles.
- 650,000 acres of undisturbed habitat are needed in order for a viable jaguar population to exist.
Through Land and coral reef protection, Carbon offsets, Wildlife research, and promoting Environmentally friendly business Rainforest 2 Reef is protecting the Selva Maya Rainforest. Please visit Rainforest 2 Reef to learn more.
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