During its eight years of operation CAMCORE has collected seed from nearly 5,000 mother trees in 175 locations in Central America and Mexico.
CAMCORE counts among its most important rescues an effort to save the nearly extinct Guatemalan fir, Abies guatemalensis.
In 1989 CAMCORE will begin its second phase, using genetic material that members have generated as a base for breeding superior trees.
A new grant from the USAID, an early CAMCORE supporter, has launched the cooperative on its first efforts to save topical hardwood species.
Contrary to the prophecies of skeptics, CAMCORE has survived Central America's volatile politics and social divisions.