Water at El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is magic, and its powerfull, It can bring fertility and life but also can bring disaster. Is essential to handle it, to manage its flow. El Triunfo´s thick blanket of vegetation prevents soil erosion and landslides. This is one of Mexico´s rainiest regions and produces many of the streams that irrigate the coast and the heartland of Chiapas.
The water captured in the reserve sustains arable farming and cattle-breeding, besides contributes significantly for the generation of hydroelectric power in the country. The four dams along the Grijalva River basin, generate 40% of the hydroelectric power produced in Mexico.
In El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve we can find 10 of the 19 types of vegetation present in Chiapas. El Triunfo forest is reported to have a greater diversity of tree species than most forests in North and Central America, and to be one of the largest remaining in Mexico. It contains 47% of the animal species registered for Chiapas (24% of the species in the country) as much as 95 mammal species, 378 bird species and 2000 plant species.
the Reserve has more than 119 000 hectares, and to protect this great biodiversity, at the present day we have 5 rangers! In the Core areas, and 10 community brigades.
The main activity of the surveillance program is to protect El Triunfo ecosystems by preventing illegal activities, such as deforestation and hunting inside the Reserve, besides monitoring possible forest fires. Here lies the importance of the ranger´s work and since 2012 the activity of the community brigades. Nowdays, we have only 5 rangers, to protect more than 119 000 hectares!, we need, at least 12 of them. That´s why we need your support!
Each coffe cup from el Triunfo biosphere Reserve brings us the smell of the cloud forest, and the work of whom live in El Triunfo influence area. There, in the mountains, they don´t have the opportunities we have here in the cities, however, they have dreams, ideas and projects that born soft, just like the cloudforest. And which are consolidated with work and common efforts. We join this dream, to transform this ideas in specific projects.
We advise and create bridges between communities and investors, interested in Community wellness. We join dreams and capabillities with capital investments. Together we can build a better place to live, were people can cover basic needs, such as education, health and employment. We are committed to create a better world. Help us to achieve our goal!