To conserve natural wealth by generating development opportunities landowners and replicating the lessons learned in other areas of Mexico through the collaboration of institutions and citizens´efforts, nationally and internationally.
AN ALLIANCE FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE SIERRA GORDA
GESGIAP is the principal organization of the Sierra Gorda Conservation Alliance, made up of Bosque Sustentable, A.C., Productos y Servicios Turísticos Sierra Gorda, S.A. de C.V., Joya del Hielo, A.C. and Viva Sierra Gorda. Together they drive this continuous testing ground of the best cultural practices in favor of the Earth.
The Alliance is made up of an interdisciplinary group that carries out a continuous social and environmental return on investment, which generates a 32% return for our donors, which represents the value of the sustainability which has taken root in the Reserve. With minimal administration and fundraising costs, just 4.7% of the income we raise, the resources are received directly by the beneficiaries.
A CERTIFIED SAVORY INSTITUTE HUB
Since 2013, we are the Savory Institute Hub in Sierra Gorda in central Mexico. Our project is detonating a national movement that will replicate a new culture for soil and will be a pilot program to show how to return health to the soil, recuperate its fertility and profitability, while simultaneously combating climate change, water scarcity and desertification.
To this end, we offer a Diploma in Holistic Management to farmers. We provide ongoing technical support and monitoring in the pilot ranches and farms in the Sierra Gorda region and in San Luis Potosí, Chihuahua and Coahuila.
WE ARE PROMOTING QUALITY EDUCATION
In 2006, under an agreement with UNESCO, we created a Spanish translation of the materials of the “Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future” teacher education program. We adapted the program to the local context and achieved its inclusion as a course offering promotion credits in the Secretariat of Public Education’s National Catalog of Teaching Training. We offer this program both online and on-site at our training center in Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro.