México is considered a mega-diverse country and is thus included in a group of nations that possess the greatest population and diversity of animals and plants, accounting for nearly 70% of our Earth's global species. México is currently home to 804 species of reptiles, 535 species of mammals, and is the fifth most-populous country in amphibians and vascular plant species, and the eighth most-populous country in birds species. México is also a plurinational country: there are more than 60 indigenous groups who are living in México today.
The young people of México are aware of the global environmental situation: that the loss of biodiversity greatly affects humankind.
Webinar about the SEMARNAT Consultation towards COP-18 of CITES.
The MSc. Paola Mosig, Scientific Authority of Mexico to CITES shared key information to actively participate in the discussion.
Therefore, in 2016, the founding members of GYBN México, Amelia Arreguín-Prado and Grecia Bárcena-Calderón, generated a vibrant, strong, and dynamic movement where all youths can be involved to lead the social transformation to live in harmony with nature.
Meet Our GYBN México Steering Committee:
GYBN México empowers Mexican youth to participate and contribute to the design of public policies related to biodiversity, as well as policy implementation and evaluation at the nationals and subnational levels. Youth involvement is orchestrated through 5 stages of action: training, communication and mobilization, alliances, political impact and territorial impact.
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