Mexico

The Mexican Ministry of Natural Resources   (SEMARNAP) is committed to facilitating the growth of model forests and the development of a Mexican Model Forest Network. The focus continues to be on strengthening community participation in decision-making processes, and on the management and use of forest resources. The IMFNS  continues to work with SEMARNAP to ensure the growth of the Mexican Program, and to encourage SEMARNAP to explore options for the coordination and financing of the Mexican Program beyond March 2000.  There are currently three model forests in Mexico — the Monarch Butterfly MF, the Chihuahua MF, and the Calakmul MF.