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EcoLogic eNews Survey: Tell us what you’d like to hear!

Reason to get involved: This survey will help us gather the information we need to better communicate with you about issues and topics that most interest you. As you know, we work to empower rural and indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems in Central America and Mexico. Your responses will help us serve up the types of stories of impact you care about—through the channels you prefer and at the times you want to connect with us! It will also help us discover some of what’s working and what’s not, as well as new ways we can connect with you—our supporters, partners, allies, and friends!

IMG_2732-(1)PSWhat comes next: After you take this survey, we will analyze your responses to guide our content, timing, and methods of communication so that we can better tailor our eNews and communications to your interests and needs! Those who participate will have the opportunity to receive correspondence according to the interests they’ve defined in this survey.

For example, if you’d like to hear more about women’s empowerment in our Forest of the Water Spirit project in Totonicapán, Guatemala on weekends 8am-12pm, and you are interested in volunteering with us—to fundraise on our behalf while engaging in your favorite recreational activity—we’ll email you about all of that so that we can build an improved partnership with you!

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A Deep dive into the Cerro de Oro Dam that Changed the Landscape of La Chinantla

Background

La Chinantla, a region located in the Northern part of the State of Oaxaca—which itself is nestled in the Southwestern corner of Mexico, is a highly biodiverse, mountainous landscape—Chinantla_administrative_finalconsidered one of the most ecologically complex regions of Oaxaca, and even the entire country. It is one of the few regions in Mexico where so many distinct ecosystems coexist in such proximity—vast, sprawling expanses of oak forest, lowland tropical humid forests, scrub and dry forests, cloud forests, and high evergreen forests cover this lush, humid land. La Chinantla is also where the Chinantec and Mazatec people (whose total population numbers over 100,000) call home.

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Field Interviews from Mexico with Imelda Esteban Yescas & Jasmin Guadalupe

In order to get more stories directly from the field to you—our kind readers, supporters, allies, and friends—we have started implementing and experimenting with communications techniques that aim to give EcoLogic field technicians an easy method to create consistent streams of stories and photos that will allow us to analyze, communicate, monitor, and evaluate the human elements of our conservation work—like empowerment and social change.

imeldaWhile we are still in the pilot stage of this process, these two stories were collected by Oaxaca Field Technician Severiana Dominguez Gonzalez, whose brilliant work you’ve read about of before. Severiana, as usual, went above and beyond—providing us with short journalistic accounts of local beneficiaries who are involved in our fuel-efficient stove initiative in La Chinantla.

We hope you enjoy this close-up view of Severiana’s work and insights from two local women who partner with EcoLogic.

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