Some of the biggest challenges we face as a society today, are to stop and reverse planetary environmental degradation and to deal with climate change. These challenges require multiple and diverse actors to pool our resources, efforts and experience. Because of this, at Espacios Naturales we have signed over 250 collaboration agreements with different public and private organizations, both national and international, concerning common objectives.
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NATURAL PROTECTED AREAS FUND
Since 1997, we have participated in managing Global Environmental Fund and World Bank funding, aimed at supporting the operation of various Natural Protected Areas in our country. These resources are guided through the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, and Espacios Naturales manages their administration, in order to support strengthen the management of 29 National Protected Areas.
GEF ENDANGERED SPECIES
Espacios Naturales y Desarrollo Sustentable manages part of the “GEF, Strengthening the management of the Protected Areas System to improve the conservation of at-risk species and their habitats” project funds. This project aims to safeguard Mexican biodiversity through the establishment of instruments and capacities that guarantee the effective and sustainable functioning of Natural Protected Areas in regards to the conservation of prioritized endangered species. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the National Commission for Protected Natural Areas and the United Nations Development Program all participate in this project. Resources from the Global Environment Fund are used to attend to 14 priority species: Golden eagle, Baja California Pronghorns, Mexican wolves, Cedros Bura Deer, Jaguar, Tapir, Baja California Condor, Loggerhead turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Olive Ridley turtles, Leatherback turtles, Kemp´s Ridley turtles, Green turtles and Vaquita dolphins.
PRESERVING OF BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEMS OF THE AMECA – MANANTLÁN CORRIDOR
The “Preservation of biodiversity and the ecosystems of the Ameca – Manantlán corridor” project aims to contribute to the strengthening of sustainable management, as well as the protection of Mexico’s natural resources and the promotion of biological connectivity through innovative mechanisms in terms of concerted management and conservation financing.
This inter-institutional effort is led by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) with support from Espacios Naturales y Desarrollo Sustentable, A.C. (ENDESU). It is funded by the French Environment Fund (FFEM), granted through the French Development Agency (AFD). The National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) and the Government of Jalisco also collaborate.