Profile of Esquer, Leticia
- Name: Esquer, Leticia
- Nationality: Mexico
- Country of Residence: Mexico
- Town: Linares
- E-Mail: not public
- Profession: Student
- Educational Background:
I study Natural Resources Management Engineer with specialization in Conservation. I went to Germany last year for an academic interchange, during this time I studied at the Georg August University in Goettingen and worked and learned in the Bavarian National Park. I took part in the Project "Mensch und Wildnis" and in the curse for forest guides.
- Where I live and how I view my environment:
Mexico is a beautiful country with a great quality, its biodiversity.
I live in a small city, Linares, in Nuevo Leon State in Northeastern Mexico. Eventhough North Mexico is known as a desertic area and many believe that it implicates a poor biodiversity, we can find a rich sample of endemic and specialized species of plants and animals in these ecosystems.
Across my state, stands the “Sierra Madre Oriental”, a mountain range of 1000 km with a rich number of species where the highest point is at 3713 metres above sea level. Here can we find several ecosystems like Tamaulipan shrub, mountain forest and pine-oak forest.
There are 29 Protected Areas in Nuevo Leon, the biggest and most important is the "Cumbres de Monterrey” National Park, which covers over 177,000 has. The presence of species like the maroon-fronted parrot, praire dog, jaguar, black bear (all of them endanger spp) represents the ecological importance of our land.
- Biodiversity means to me personally:
Biodiversity is the expression of one functional complex system. Biodiversity includes the whole planet, from the untreatable bacteria to the most beautiful light show on the sea when waves reach the beach (by phytoplankton). Biodiversity not only includes plants and wild animals, but us. Even though we haven’t learned it, we depend on it as we depend on our Heart.
- My Symbol of biodiversity:
a Cenzontle, or Northern Mockingbird. Because of his ability to imitate other sounds, not only others birds sings, but also other animals. The word Cenzontle comes from Nahuatl cenzon-tlahtol-e, centzontil ("four hundred") and tlahtolli ("word" or "sing"). His music represents to me biodiversity, it remembers me the power of nature, how every single being is special.
- My motivation for participating:
I been meeting a lot of people, therefore a lot of different points of mind, so I’ve been enriching my own way of looking at the world while I am standing on this big garden, and I expect to continue my formation listening to other youngs and their experience. I would like to share my experience. And so, listening, sharing, and debating, we could get new ways to do things better, considering that, even thought our countries are autonomous, we share this world and need to be one team on taking care of it.
- How did I show I am ready to "Go 4 BioDiv":
Working on my Country with my people has given me a different view of how things are really happening in rural areas, how the natural resources are being used and some ideas of how things should really be done. But every time I think I got a good solution to any problem, new questions come to me... I belive we are always learning, from every being and essence.
- My message to other participants:
"Amo el canto del cenzontle
pájaro de cuatrocientas voces
Amo el color del jade
y el enervante perfume de las flores
pero amo más a mi hermano el hombre"
"I love the song of the mockingbird,
Bird of four hundred voices,
I love the color of the jadestone
And the enervating perfume of flowers,
But more than all I love my brother: man."
Hey! lets talk!