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Michoacan Reforestation Fund

The Michoacan Reforestation Fund working with the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project has planted over 865,000 trees in and around the Monarch Butterflies Overwintering Areas in Mexico over the past six years. By restoring the forests, we help to protect the monarch's habitats and help the indigenous people obtain economic self-sufficiency through sustainable reforestation.
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628 Pond Isle
Alameda , CA 94501
Contact Person: bob small
Phone: 510-337-1890
Fax: 510 814-8192
E-Mail: danausbob@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.michoacanmonarchs.org

Detailed Information:
The Michoacan Reforestation Fund through the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project has been reforesting since 1997. We started with 7,000 trees and involved seven families. We have grown each year and now work with over 1,000 families and have planted 865,000 trees in and around the Monarch Overwintering Areasas as of the summer of 2002. There is urgency to our request. Severe cold and storms in the monarch's Mexican habitats in January 2002 resulted in the death of millions of monarch butterflies. According to scientists in the field, the degradation of the forest canopy, brought about by years of deforestation, was a major cause of this tragedy.

Our reforestation project not only protects the monarchs overwintering habitats, but also protects the underground sources of water,improves the soil, preventing destructive mudslides, and reestablishes the local ecosystem as well as helping the indigenous people.

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