- Title: Back to nature: Oaxaca's indigenous reclaim land for animal reserve
- Date: 28th July 2017
- Summary: VILLA DIAZ ORDAZ, OAXACA, MEXICO (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) MEMBERS OF LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WALKING IN FOGGY AREA OF LAND RECLAIMED BY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY FOR NATURE RESERVE ROCK FORMATION AT RESERVE LOW-LYING CLOUD AT HIGH POINT OF RESERVE LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY WALKING IN RESERVE MAN CARRYING MACHETE DURING HIKE MEN HIKING NEAR LARGE TREE MEN WALKING UNDER BRANCH OF LARGE TREE MAN CLEARING SHRUBBERY MAN ATTACHING DEVICE ON TREE TRUNK TO FILM ACTIVITY IN RESERVE DEVICE WITH CAMERA ATTACHED TO TRUNK MAN ADJUSTING DEVICE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PRESIDENT OF PROPERTY FOR THE VILLA ORDAZ COMMUNITY, URBINO SANTIAGO, SAYING: "Our people are helping humanity a little. Through this (community) service we have come to know of conditions that we did not know before, such as climate change, global warming. Today we know that this all happens because deforestation and fires. Everyday, we have less forest. So, looking after what is ours is supporting our future generations." LOCAL MAN WITH DIGITAL CAMERA MONITOR ON DIGITAL CAMERA WITH PHOTOS OF THE RESERVE
- Embargoed: 11th August 2017 15:07
- Keywords: Mexico Oaxaca Villa Diaz Ordaz Danii idoo Nature Reserve Ecological Reserve Jaguar
- Location: VILLA DIAZ ORDAZ, OAXACA, MEXICO
- City: VILLA DIAZ ORDAZ, OAXACA, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Environment,Nature/Wildlife,Human Interest / Brights / Odd News
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RMUDZ7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Up in Oaxaca's highlands, an indigenous community in the southern Mexican state has banded together to give back part of its ancestral land to nature.
The Villa Diaz Ordaz community in the central region of Oaxaca has set up this nature reserve called Danii idoo, an indigenous word from the Zapoteca language that means "church on the hill". Local residents hike through the local reserve tending to the land and cataloguing wildlife activity in the area. So far, seven cameras set up on trees have already captured rare jaguars and deer.
Deforestation, fires and hunting has threatened groups of local animals that forage the highlands of Oaxaca. But this grassroots reserve has seen wildlife return to the mountainous region and flourish under the protection of the indigenous community.
And now the reserve has got backing from the government's National Community for Protected Areas, with plans this year to open the Danii idoo reserve to the public to promote environmental awareness.
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