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The changing plant life of small islands in the Sea of Cortéz

We met at the office at 6:30 am and proceeded to spend about two hours packing the truck with food. 40 mouths are many to feed, and after hundreds of pounds of coolers, boxes, bags of rice, and beans, stuffed in between with fresh fruit, we load up and hit the road...
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Sustainable Ranching in Mexico

This "Notes from the Field" post is from BRIT Biodiversity Explorer Dr. Sula Vanderplank. Mission: launching Alianca da Terra in Mexico. This blog: a visit to the ranch corridor of Cuenca Los Ojos AC in Mexico. Participants: Lilian Jacinto & Jaime Dias (Alianca da Terra) Jose Manuel Perez, Valer Austin, Javier Rivera, & Rafael del Castillo (Cuenca de Los Ojos) Enrique Cisneros Tello (Fondo Mexicano) Francisco “Paco” Ruiz Ramirez (Serranias Del Burro, Rainmaker Trust) The group on the US/MX border (Sula is 4th from left). El Coronado Ranch Early morning walk at El Coronado Day 1. Arriving at the airport I’m met by Jose Manuel Perez of Cuenca Los Ojos and two Brazilian colleagues from Alianca da Terra. We quickly drive out of the city, arriving in the dark to El Coronado Ranch, one of just t...
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Botanizing with La Mula Mil

This "Notes from the Field" post is from BRIT Biodiversity Explorer Dr. Sula Vanderplank Riders: Trudi Angell, Leslie Pringle, Theodora “Teddi” Montes, Karen Brown, Polly “Polita” Parker, Marlene Jones, Steve Enright Guides: “Chayo” Nazario Talamantes Cota, “Bule” Raúl de los Santos Martinez ********************************************************************** La Mula Mil (The Mule 1000) is a group of women traveling from San Jose del Cabo to Tecate, Mexico — from the southern tip to the northern border of the Baja California Peninsula — all on mule-back. “ 4 months, 3 women, 2 expeditions, 1000 miles in Mexico by mule.” Beginning last November 3rd, they graciously allowed some of us to accompany stretches of their journey. On the original journey, 50 years ago, botanist Reid Moran travel...
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