MEXICO is one of the world’s mega-diverse countries, with a wealth of ecosystems and species. One of these, the tropical deciduous forest, once stretched from northern Mexico all along its Pacific coast to Central America. Today, less than 15% remains, and only 5% has been legally protected.

We are working to protect some of the last and best tropical deciduous forests in North America at Alamos in southern Sonora by buying land and placing it under permanent conservation status.

Today, our Monte Mojino Reserve protects over 15,000 acres with the goal of expanding to 25,000, which would conserve most of the Rio Cuchujaqui watershed, a pristine river system with striking landscapes and extensive forest. We are also working with local communities on sustainable development projects consistent with our mission of conservation and environmental education.

Ecosystems in Mexico – Nature and Culture

Tropical deciduous forests

El Sabinito Sur

Deforestation and unsustainable agriculture, including unregulated cattle grazing.



In the Sonora region of northwestern Mexico, the small city of Alamos and its surrounding rural communities are home to stunning landscapes that change dramatically with each season.

Protect tropical forest in Mexico – Nature and CultureTropical deciduous forests

Tropical deciduous forests, also known as tropical dry forests, are as endangered as rainforests and are home to many endemic species in a complex web of life that can tolerate the changing climate.Learn more


We are protecting thousands of acres of endangered tropical deciduous forest while empowering local farming communities by partnering with local governments and stakeholders.

Protect Monte Mojino Reserve – Nature and CultureEl Sabinito Sur

The communities surrounding our Monte Mojino Reserve are becoming engaged in conservation activities and sharing their knowledge of this endangered landscape. Learn more