We are an institution dedicated to improving the relationship between society and nature through ecological conservation and restoration programs and projects linked to social development under joint actions between the community, civil organizations, and academic institutions.
Redes AC was born in 2007 to addressing the problems surrounding the extinction of the Xochimilco Axolotl from a socio-environmental perspective. Axolotl and farmers need each other to survive, knowing how is essential and facilitating that process, is part of our job
Currently, our areas of action are: work with the community, scientific research, outreach, environmental rehabilitation, promote short marketing chains, sustainable agriculture, and tourism, installation of eco-technologies, and create alliances between producers, academia, government, and society in general.
Philosophy: We believe that human-nature interaction is obligatory and permanent. To achieve the sustainable management of natural resources, it is necessary to learn to use them in a conscious and responsible way. We conceive the restoration, conservation, and management of natural resources as a network of interrelationships and synergies between all sectors of society.
Mission: Link and articulate scientific and traditional knowledges to foster harmonious and meaningful relationships between society and the environment.
Vision: To be an organization recognized for contributing to the sustainability of social-ecological systems through the design and implementation of capacity building programs based on scientific knowledge.
Values: teamwork and collaboration, trust, education, transparency, equality, equity, social and environmental responsibility, effective communication, and non-discrimination.
Grantee authorized to issue tax-deductible receipts. Authorization No. 600-04-05-2010-69885
Registered in the Federal Register of Civil Society Organizations.
With DUNN and SAM authorization for international organizations in the United States of America
With ScM in Biological sciences oriented to ecological restoration. To her preserving Xochimilco represents the water and food security of Mexico City, therefore, she firmly believes in collective work to achieve fundamental changes. Each project is a challenge that leads to new ideas, proposals, and actions, which we carry out in an enthusiastic and responsible team effort. My role is the management and operational coordination of projects.
I´m a biologist by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Since 2013, I´ve been working in Redes. During this time, I´ve been involved in different projects monitoring water quality, soil and biodiversity using participatory methods. I´ve worked with farmers also known as “chinamperos” from Xochimilco and San Gregorio Atlapulco, to improve their agricultural area under sustainability management. Currently, I´m in charge of the visitors to our didactic area "The chinampa Apantle”, where we show the importance and the beauty of the wetland and also the ancient agricultural system. I love travelling and my passion is the amazing salamander that lives only on this part of the world, the Axolotl!!.
PhD student in Sustainability Sciences at UNAM. Since 2015 I have collaborated with REDES carrying out statistical and spatial analyzes, in participatory processes and citizen science projects. I am currently analyzing data generated in the project "Participatory water management in San Mateo Xalpa and San Gregorio Atlapulco, Xochimilco". Within the professional field, I am interested in socio-environmental initiatives that boost people's capacities to improve their environment.
I have a bachelor degree in biology and a master degree in limnology. I have always been interested in exploring and analyzing the complex nature-society relationships, including its paradoxes and inconsistencies. I like to think and propose risky solutions that can respond to some of the environmental problems. I enjoy working with people, I like learning new things, exchanging opinions and points of view in order to develop a more global vision with every iteration.
My professional background is in international trade and environmental administration. I am currently coordinating the participatory water management project in San Mateo Xalpa and San Gregorio Atlapulco, Xochimilco. I really enjoy dealing with the producers and learning from them, I love food and travels. I believe that economic development and care for nature shouldn’t be separated.
My name is Alejandra Soriano Sánchez and I studied planning for agricultural development at UNAM. I am currently studying Business Relationships at the IPN. I have collaborated in the chinampa Apantle, cultivating vegetables, weeding, supporting them with school groups and other activities.
Researcher at Institute for Economics Research (IIEC, UNAM). His research focus on economics and environment issues. Currently, he is the Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Sustainability Sciences at UNAM. "I admire the work and enthusiasm of REDES team because they are looking for concrete proposals to improve society-nature relationship."
National Laboratory for Sustainability Sciences (LANCIS), Institute of Ecology, UNAM BSc in Biology (UNAM), two MSc degrees in environmental planning and management (UAX; IHE-Delft), and PhD candidate (UNAM) with the project "Promoting transformative pathways to sustainability through collective agency: The Transformation Laboratory in the social-ecological system of Xochimilco ”. Experienced in capacity building projects related to wetland management, water governance and sustainability science. Currently working at LANCIS-IE, UNAM on research projects focused on the design and facilitation of participatory processes that promote transformations towards sustainability in Mexico.