An Indonesian Mission to Mexico in June 1999, was  sponsored by the European Union.  The delegation met with the Coordinator of the Mexican Model Forest Program, Dr. Eduardo Casas Diaz, and visited the Monarch Butterfly and Calakmul Model Forests. Kafui Dansou, Program Officer with  the IMFN Secretariat was also on hand to describe the network.  The delegation was particularly interested in the application of the MF concept in Mexico where local communities’ livelihoods depend on forest resources. The information and understanding derived from this visit will be very valuable in the ongoing discussions in Indonesia regarding model forest development.