La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Food, Environment

Location: 5405 Jessica Lane Austin TX 78727 USA

Mission: Dedicated to forest restoration and promoting sustainable forest management in Central Mexico to benefit the people and other creatures, specially the Monarch butterflies who depend on the forests, as well as to assure a healthy planet for future generations.
Target demographics: Low income peoples who live off the land.
Geographic areas served: States of Michoacan, Mexico, and parts of the state of Mexico, Mexico. Now we have a new project to create tree nurseries in Haiti.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

When I went on the very first trip organized to see the overwintering monarch butterflies in Michaocan, Mexico, I hadn’t realized that I would become quickly engaged in the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project as I learned all that it was doing and how it was going about saving the monarch butterfly habitats. The Project doesn’t just help protect the butterflies through reforestation, it also helps local families make a difference in their lives and communities as they become involved planting millions of trees to keep up with all those being destroyed for industrial paper and lumber. The residents see how planting trees also improves their own lives and environment– growing wood for their own use, preventing soil erosion, maintaining clean water and air quality, and enhancing eco-tourism.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing for myself the involvement of the local people in planting seedlings, the rapid growth of new forests, and the safer haven for the migrating monarch butterflies.

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Enable it to bring in more tourists like myself since each one is likely to be a supporter and donor.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I visited the monarch butterfly wintering areas in Michoacan a few years ago and were absolutely enthralled by the butterfly roosts. We stayed at Jose Alvarez's hacienda and toured his reforestation greenhouses. Travel to Michoacan is next to impossible nowadays because of the drug-related violence in that area, so tourism revenues are down. It is therefore especially important that LCHPP receive funding from other sources. It is a wonderful project. The monarch butterfly is one species that we must work hard to save.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, I have been there and I (and my wife) have seen the reforestation efforts.

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