the water forest

Water Forest Forum, Wednesday, December 7

Space for the exchange of experiences to strengthen the social fabric of the inhabitants of the southern region of the Water Forest (Amacuzac River sub-basin, Balsas basin).

The objective of the forum is to inform what the Water Forest is; its importance, biodiversity, the threats that currently affect it, as well as knowing, locating and making visible the initiatives that already exist in the region (voice of the community). This will be achieved through different dialogue tables between actors committed to the sustainability of the region. The forum has the goals of achieving exchanges for the strengthening of social action in the Water Forest, of generating a support group for the Water Forest Initiative, as well as of making a directory of social actors and existing projects, with which We will begin a regional diagnosis and we will propose a mapping and monitoring system for the Water Forest, in order to have accurate and up-to-date information for its conservation. We will have citizen discussion tables around the issues of support for forest rangers, support in fire fighting, forest fire management plan, citizen fire prevention, reforestation, waste and other topics. 

About the Cuuhnahuac Bioregion

In this bioregion there is a great amount of biological wealth, the variety of its natural resources has allowed it to have a wide range of plants and animals, since two large biogeographic regions converge here: the Nearctic and the Neotropical.

Its altitudinal distribution ranges from 700 to 3,700 meters above sea level, it has various types of ecosystems such as coniferous forest, pine oak, low deciduous forest, high ravine forest, xeric scrub, grasslands and bodies of water such as ravines, mountain lakes , wetlands, plateau lagoons. The runoff of these waters gives birth to the rivers Chalma, San Jerónimo, Tembembe, Yautepec, Cuautla, Apatlaco, Cuentepec, Salado and other rivers that flow into the Amacuzac River and then reach the upper Balsas or Mixture, to end up in the Pacific Ocean in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan. In relation to wildlife, a rich and varied variety is estimated, there are currently 90 registered species of mammals, 350 birds, 80 reptiles, and 30 amphibians.

This bioregion encompasses the system of basins called Amacuzac, it is geographically located bordering to the north with the transverse Neovolcanic axis with the Ajusco-Chichinautzin Biological Corridor, in the state of Morelos and Mexico City, to the northwest and west with the municipality of Ocuilan in the State of Mexico, to the Northeast with the Sierra Nevada of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and to the East with the Amazinac Ravine, to the south with the Huautla Sierra and the Mezcala River.

The cultural richness of the Cuauhnahuac bioregion is based on the Olmec, Tlahuica and Nahua-Mexica traditions. Currently the confluence of the traditional world with the contributions of other human groups that have come from different regions of the planet, have resulted in a true mosaic and seedbed of possibilities to live in harmony and peace with nature and all its interrelationships.