July 26 in Guadalajara, CEC Chair Keith Wheeler and Ms. Martha Ruth del Toro Gaytán signed an MoU between CEC and the Government of Jalisco to coordinate biodiversity action. The agreement was facilitated by CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Mesoamerica, Dr. Arturo Curiel Ballesteros.
The Memorandum of Understanding is a commitment to coordinate actions related to biodiversity, support CEPA with workshops, and to back-up the Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Jalisco. It was signed by Keith Wheeler and Ms. Martha Ruth del Toro Gaytán, Secretary General of the “Secretaría de Medio Ambiente para el Desarrollo Sustentable (SEMADES)” from the Government of Jalisco.
The agreement was spearheaded by CEC Regional Vice-Chair for Mesoamerica, Dr. Arturo Curiel Ballesteros, Director of the Instituto de Medio Ambiente y Comunidades Humanas (IMACH) from the University of Guadalajara (Jalisco), Mexico.
Ing. José Antonio Gloria Morales, Jalisco Secretary General of Education, and CEC Special Advisor Frits Hesselink were also in attendance.