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As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Organizacion Vida Silvestre, A.C.

Address: Ave. Roble 660
Col. Valle del Campestre
San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL 66265

Region: Mexico

Phone: 52 (81) 8863-1564
Fax: 52 (81) 8863-1709

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: National
Organization Type: Nature Conservancy

Services this organization provides

  • Inventory and/or monitor endangered/rare species
  • Work on restoration projects
  • Natural habitat management
  • Conducts research
  • Publish research

Native Plant Focus: OVIS is a Mexican non-profit organization formed by a group of institutions and individuals, among which biologists, veterinarians, agronomists, technicians and scientists specialized on wildlife conservation are found. OVIS conducts projects of conservation in four Ecological Reserves: El Carmen Island, Baja California Sur; La Mesa in Sierra de Picachos, Nuevo León; El Plomito in Sierra El Viejo, Sonora and Los Ebanos in Matamoros Tamaulipas. Our roll in conservation OVIS counts with 5 permanent conservation programs of high-priority habitats and species: 1) Population Recovery of the Desert Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis weemsi), Baja California Sur; 2) Population Recovery of the Desert Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana), Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus eremica) and Coues deer (Odocoileus virginianus couesi), Sonora; 3) Restoration of wetlands in Matamoros, Tamaulipas; 4) Reproduction of Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baylei) and 5) Conservation and management of Black Bear (Ursus americanus eremicus) in Sierra de Picachos, Nuevo León. Our social responsibility Ovis counts with a funding program to Mexican and foreign students involve in conservation, these support consist in funding their thesis, professional practice and social service in our Ecological Reserves. The students play a very important role in the objectives of the organization since they generate valuable information for the development of the management of our Ecological Reserves and at the same time they can conclude their academic degrees.

Publications: El Carmen Island, Flora and Fauna Guide.

Description: OVIS is a Mexican non-profit organization based in Monterrey, Mexico, dedicated to secure the future and conservation of the world’s wild species. Its MISSION is to "create scientific research programs for the conservation and the management of ecosystems, as well as to promote the sustainable development through projects of environmental education and communitarian improvement".

Last Update: 2011-03-13
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