Unidad de Vida Silvestre y Educación Ambiental: UVISEA

We are currently working on a program called Unidad de Vida Silvestre y Educación Ambiental (UVISEA). In these units, specific strategies are developed according to the needs of the socio-environmental environment where they are established.

The first UVISEA is located in the ” San Juan Bautista Tabi y anexa Sacnicté” Natural Protected Area (NPA) of Scenic, Historic and Cultural Value, which covers an area of 1,355 hectares. Due to its forest cover and the level of vegetation restoration, Tabi is an important recharge site for the region and has enormous potential for the production of environmental services; a base for conservation and preservation of biocultural resources.

What programs do we run at UVISEA?

Monitoreo
Wildlife Monitoring

In UVISEA we carry out wildlife monitoring, generating information that allows us to keep updated the faunistic and floristic lists of the reserve, as well as the socioeconomic aspects, which allow us to evaluate the progress, effectiveness and impact generated by the execution of the Management Program of the Natural Protected Area (NPA).

Recuperación y preproducción
Wildlife recovery and reproduction center

In areas near Tabi, potential human-jaguar conflict zones have been identified (Chávez and Zarza, 2009). Other key species in the ecosystem have also been lost due to human activities, including illegal trade. Hence the importance of having a wildlife rescue center, and the reproduction of species such as white-tailed deer, peccary and ocellated turkey to carry out controlled releases in strategic areas.

Hortalizas
Agro-ecological vegetable and fruit production

At UVISEA we develop cornfields, vegetables and fruit trees with state-of-the-art organic agricultural production techniques; based on the replication of fertile forest and jungle soils, with the use of natural microorganisms; limiting the use of agrochemicals and conventional methods of soil preparation. Natural Protected Area (NPA) Management Program.

Reforestacion
Production of plants for reforestation of the territory

Reversing deforestation is a key element in the mitigation of climate change, since the presence of forest cover helps reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. UVISEA has a nursery where native plants are produced, and as part of our efforts we carry out reforestation within the natural area and in surrounding areas identified as priority zones. Protected (ANP).

Extensionismo
Extension programs

Through the extension program, we seek to strengthen the competencies of individuals, families and communities in general to undertake training, transformation and project development initiatives that facilitate the improvement of living conditions and quality of life at the individual, family and social levels in the communities located in the reserve's area of influence.

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