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December 2, 2021
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Plant-for-the-Planet signs agreement with government of Campeche. Long term collaboration to protect and restore the Balam-ku and Balam-kin reserves.

Campeche elected its new governor, Layda Sansores, with a six-year term this September. With the change of government, there has also been a new appointment to the Ministry of the Environment (SEMABICC), now headed by Dr Sandra Laffon Leal.

On November 24th, representatives of Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico met with Dr Laffon and two of her department heads and signed the here linked agreement. It sets out that Plant-for-the-Planet will collaborate long term to protect the Balam-ku and Balam-kin reserves, restore degraded areas within the reserve, and plant further trees in the rest of the state with farmers. The two sides will also collaborate in building a specialized nursery and on a seed collection program.

Arturo Balam Koyoc, Director of the Balam-ku & Balam-kin Reserves, MSc Jocelyn Durán Murrieta, Director of Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Dr Ana Silvia-Galicia, Director of Sustainable Forestry Development, Felix Finkbeiner, Chair of the Board, Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation, Dr Raúl Negrete, President Plant-for-the-Planet Mexico

Felix Finkbeiner, Chair of the Board, Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation: “This was an important step for Plant-for-the-Planet in selecting sites for future restoration and growing from an organisation that does exclusively restoration to a more holistic approach of restoration plus conservation.”