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Institute of Nature and Society of Oaxaca

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The Institute of Nature and Society (INSO) is a nonprofit working in Oaxaca, Mexico. They dedicate their work to conservation of resources, the implementation of appropriate technologies, and research into nature and human relationships. While working with indigenous communities their strategy is not to just bring preprepared solutions, but to exchange information so that modern technology and knowledge can be merged with the social structure and wisdom of traditional communities.

Education and Outreach

  • library with 5000 titles on rural, Oaxacan, ecological, alternative technologies
  • exchange programs with international and domestic universities to continue knowledge transfer with interested parties
  • intiating and supporting the Oaxaca Water Quality Forum
  • academic initiatives and support for the Oaxacan Network for Community Tourism

Appropriate Technology Projects


  • Successful Ecological regulation of the Manialtepec River watershed
  • Current efforts to protects the Aguaxaca, in the Oaxaca city watershed, the Cordillera Norte