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Mexico is characterized by decentralized land governance. Most of the population lives in urban areas, although highly concentrated in a few cities, and about 21% live in rural areas. The ejidos and agrarian communities-both forms of communal land ownership-that emerged from the Mexican Revolution continue to significantly shape land governance in Mexico today.
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México: organización comunitaria, el mejor abrigo para el cuidado de los bosques

23 June 2022

Solo ramas y pedazos de troncos tirados en el suelo quedaron donde antes había bosque. Eso fue lo que dejaron los taladores ilegales que, entre 2008 y 2011, entraron a la zona forestal de la comunidad de Cherán, en la región purépecha de Michoacán. En tres años, la devastación alcanzó a cerca de…

Decree Amending Several Provisions of Mexico’s General Law of Sustainable Forestry Development

10 May 2021

On April 26, 2021, the Decree amending several provisions of Mexico’s General Law of Sustainable Forestry Development was published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOF). The Decree is effective as of April 27. In relevant part, the Decree’s amendments include the following: Changes to land use of…

Mexico: Community forestry boosts conservation, jobs, and social benefits

22 January 2020

More than 2,000 communal landholdings known as ejidos, and communities, have organized themselves to carry out sustainable management of forests in their territory. In states such as Oaxaca, Michoacán, Durango, Chihuahua and Quintana Roo there are examples of communities that have managed to…



Ejidos are a very particular form of land ownership in Mexico, updated after the Mexican Revolution. The ejido is defined as a population nucleus made up of the set of lands, forests, and waters of an area, as well as the group of individuals holding agrarian rights.

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Young Indigenous women from Mexico and Morocco unite for COP27

16 November 2022

When Fatima Zahrae Taribi, a 20-year-old Moroccan climate justice advocate, met Luz Edith Morales Jimenez, a young land defender from Michoacán, Mexico, she wondered how they could communicate. Zahrae speaks French, Arabic, and English, and Morales speaks Spanish and Purépecha, an Indigenous…

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What Works for Women on Collective Lands?

Webinar: What Works for Women on Collective Lands? (Panel 1)

Sharing practical strategies for empowering women on collectively-held lands   Panel will be presented in English and simultaneous interpretation will be available in Spanish and Portuguese.   Ideal for timezones in the Americas, Atlantic, and West Africa regions.