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United Corridors A.C. is a legally registered non-profit located in the state of Queretaro, Mexico.  We are currently submitting paperwork to provide tax deductible options for donations in Mexico.  We are currently searching for non-profits to partner with in the USA and Europe to offer more tax deductible options for donations.    


100% of all donations go directly to the communities and project cost.  


Currently we need funding to continue the Community Monitoring project in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Queretaro, Mexico.  Please know that your contribution makes all the difference in the world to these people and macaws. 


This project is extremely important for  the indigenous communities who are stewards of the land. 


  Thank you for your support and interest. 

Facebook our Monitoreo Comunitario de La Guacamaya Verde Project!

posted Dec 9, 2013, 6:23 PM by Jennifer Lowry   [ updated Dec 9, 2013, 6:24 PM ]

Don't forget to like the community of Santa Maria de los Cocos and Lowry's Facebook page on our Military Macaw Monitoring Project.  We are hoping that the Federal Mexico Government will continue to offer support on such a successful and important project.  Check us out on Facebook by searching Monitoreo Comunitario de La Guacamaya Verde. 

Community Monitoring Pilot Program in Mexico

posted Dec 4, 2012, 9:04 PM by Jennifer Lowry   [ updated Dec 5, 2012, 8:30 PM ]

A test of data quality
Focused on the Military Macaw, I hope to create a culture of conservation within the community as we learn and explore how to document these birds using scientific methods.  Through workshops, environmental education, and hands-on activities, I hope to leave the community with the tools for them to carry-on this project and make it their own!  

Past project in the El Triunfo ecosystem, Chiapas, Mexico

posted Jul 22, 2011, 1:04 AM by Jennifer Lowry   [ updated Dec 4, 2012, 9:17 PM ]

The team and I are working on our approach as we understand the dynamic relationships between the ecosystem, livelihoods, stakeholders, social, political and economic factors, the mechanisms that drive these forces and the impact they have on bird species richness and other animals such as the jaguar and tapir, in shade-grown coffee farms in rural Mexico.  The attached document outlines our original proposal, however as we progress we are finding that things are not always as they seem.  A more focused and detailed outline of our project objectives and how we will measure them will be available shortly.  Muchas Gracias! Thanks for your support and interest!  Conservation starts with you.  Encourage others to conserve our natural places and resources. 

Our Big News

posted Oct 15, 2009, 8:02 AM by Sample User   [ updated Dec 4, 2012, 9:14 PM by Jennifer Lowry ]

At the moment we are building contacts and brainstorming future projects.  If you would like to contribute your ideas, please contact us.  

We have a community monitoring program starting up 2013 in Queretaro, Mexico.   Please donate!!  If you wish your donation to go towards a particular aspect of the project, please contact me.  Some aspects now are (1) equipment that will stay with the community such as binoculars, notebooks, pencils, stopwatches, etc, (2) mapping natural resources and feeding areas of Macaws, (3) Macaw management plans developed from data and input from the community, (4) resources such as field guides, books, and literature for the community library and macaw center, (5) materials for environmental education, (6) materials to document progress and facilitate community meetings.   Of course if you want your donation to go elsewhere; that can happen too! 

Research was conducted in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas, Mexico in 2011.  Please see publication on some aspects of the research project:  

http://blog.conservation.org/2012/02/coffee-farmers-become-citizen-scientists-in-southern-mexico/ 

Past sea turtle conservation work

posted Oct 15, 2009, 7:59 AM by Sample User   [ updated Dec 4, 2012, 8:52 PM by Jennifer Lowry ]

Though not explicitly corridor related, future conservation work with the National Park Service, monitoring Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles will provide further training in wildlife research techniques.  This experience will also delve into the issues of human-wildlife conflicts, providing insight on public cooperation for conservation initiatives.  Some threats to these magnificent creatures include nest predation by animals and humans, fishing net mortalities, mortality from beach vehicles, pollution and climate change.  United Corridors hopes to cultivate professional relationships with conservation professionals for future collaboration. 

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