In neighboring Belize's lower but equally difficult Mountain Pine Ridge, CAMCORE collected oocarpa cones from trees with particularly straight stems.
To participate in CAMCORE, members must agree to plant the seeds they receive, to conduct genetic testing according to CAMCORE standards, and to share the results and the newly grown materials with other members.
As CAMCORE began to discover new stands of rare trees and collect cones from more species, it attracted new members.
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.
CAMCORE (Programa Internacional para la Conservacion y Domesticacion de Arboles).
Resena de investigaciones de la Cooperativa de Recursos de Coniferas de Centroamerica y Mexico, CAMCORE 1980-1992.
Early Performance of CAMCORE Introductions of Pinus patula in Brazil, Columbia and South Africa.
Boletin de noticias CAMCORE para Mexico y Centroamerica.