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Sierra Gorda Songbook 1

The collection of ecological songs for schools is an educational tool that Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda IAP created and produced locally for teachers to sing along with students during ecology sessions, it is made available on CD to encourage and promote the processes of community-based environmental education. The CD and collection of songs are not intended as a commercial product, but to build bridges and raise awareness in society in general. We sing to life.

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The Reserve  (Huapango translated) – click to hear the original recording

(Author: Ana Lina Mendoza Pedraza, Jalpan de Serra, Querétaro)

Friend, today I request

Earth Festival in the El Carrizal community in Jalpan de Serra county (photo: Roberto Pedraza)

That you look around you
God came to bless us
With all this greenery

Because this Sierra is beautiful
Wherever you stop, notice
How bountiful is Nature
In this Reserve of the Biosphere

So today friend
You must feel thankful

The Reserve, the Reserve
of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
It is a green jewel
For which we must care

The Reserve, the Reserve
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere
A small bit of the world
That is our home

In the mountains of Pinal
Springs the water that comes to us
Which fills the rivers
And forever waters the plants

There are diverse forests

Every generation in the community knows the Ecology Songs (photo: Roberto Pedraza)

Animals live in them
They are living beings
Just as we are

So today friend
You must protect
That which witnessed your birth

The Reserve, the Reserve
Of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
It is a green jewel
For which we must care

The Reserve, the Reserve
Of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
A small bit of the world
That is our home
If we cut the trees
To exploit the timber
No soil would exist
No flowers would exist
No life would exist, all would disappear

We all must fight
The fatal bonfires
Because they can become
Forest fires

So today friend
Care for the trees
That surround you

The Reserve, the Reserve
Of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
It is a green jewel
For which we must care

The Reserve, the Reserve
Of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
A small bit of the world
That is our home

The Reserve, the Reserve
Of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
It is a green jewel
For which we must care

The Reserve, the Reserve
Of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere
A small bit of the world
That is our home

A small bit of the world
That is our home

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La Reserva

(Autor: Ana Lina Mendoza Pedraza)

Amigo hoy te quiero pedir

Que veas tú alrededor

Dios nos vino a bendecir

Con todo este verdor

Porque esta Sierra es hermosa

Donde te pares observa

Que en naturaleza es generosa

Es de la Biosfera una Reserva

Por eso hoy amigo

Debes sentirte agradecido

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Es una joya verde

Que debemos cuidar

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Un pedacito del mundo

Que es nuestro hogar

En las montañas de Pinal

Nace el agua que nos llega

A los ríos da caudal

Y las plantas siempre riega

Hay bosque de varios tipos

Y en el viven animales

Ellos son seres vivos

Como nosotros iguales

Por eso hoy amigo

Debes proteger

Lo que te vio nacer

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Es una joya verde

Que debemos cuidar

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Un pedacito del mundo

Que es nuestro hogar

Si cortáramos los árboles

Aprovechando la madera

No habría suelo

No habría flores

No habría vida, se perdiera

Debemos todos combatir

A las fogatas fatales

Porque se pueden convertir

En incendios forestales

Por eso hoy amigo

Cuida los árboles

Que hay a tu alrededor

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Es una joya verde

Que debemos cuidar

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Un pedacito del mundo

Que es nuestro hogar

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Es una joya verde

Que debemos cuidar

La Reserva, la Reserva

De la Biosfera Sierra Gorda

Un pedacito del mundo

Que es nuestro hogar

Un pedacito de mundo

Que es nuestro hogar

((Translated to English by Peace Corps Volunteer, Dr. Rick Botzler.   English version edited by Dr. Patricia Pérez-Arce, Co- Director Viva Sierra Gorda, a project of Earth Island Institute))

Every One

Speak up for the planet, for the chimpanzees and Japan Dolphins, for Mother Earth and microorganisms, and awaken the dormant hearts of humankind. This is the challenge.

The songs sung by Pati Ruiz Corzo and Dr.Jane Goodall are triggers and calls for action. At a side event of the COP16 (Avoided Deforestation Partners Advancing Redd+) , Dr. Jane Goodall called the greeting of the Chimpanzee, a voice from the forest, thrilling everyone.

As Dr. Jane Goodall once said: Every individual matters; Every individual has a role to play; Every individual makes a difference.

(Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda is a new member of Roots & Shoots, a youth action program of the Jane Goodall Institute).