By Antonieta Valenzuela
The workshop on “Experience Sharing on Management of Private Reserves and Social” was held on July 21 and 22, 2016 in Merida, Yucatan, with the participation of 45 representatives from business, ejidos, communities and organizations, including Terra Peninsular.
In order to share experiences about the management of reserves and also to promote the exchange of ideas, the event was organized by the Network of Private and Social Reserves of Yucatán (Red de Reservas Privadas y Sociales de la Península de Yucatán in Spanish), a network formed by Pronatura Yucatan Peninsula A.C., Kiuic A.C., Amigos de Sian Ka’an A.C. and Reserva Ecológica el Edén A.C.
Verónica Meza, the Land Protection Coordinator of Terra Peninsular, made a presentation where she talked about the background, objectives and management mechanisms of the reserves protected by Terra Peninsular in Baja California.
According to the Network of Private Reserves and Social Yucatan Peninsula (RRPSY) this workshop sought “to learn from other experiences (knowledge, errors, problems and strategies to solve them), which is critical as it allows to reflect on the lessons learned by the organizations that also enriches our own process.”
Also, this meeting worked as an opportunity to strengthen alliances and joint strategies among the participating organizations.
Read the note of the Network of Private and Social Reserves of Yucatán here