The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN) achieves its mission by channeling financial resources, principally from bilateral and multilateral agencies and private foundations, to on-the-ground conservation projects throughout Mexico. Although originally conceived as an institution that would administer endowment funds and allocate the interest to conservation projects, FMCN currently administers both endowment funds and other donations.
FMCN has almost fifteen years of experience financing and supervising conservation projects throughout Mexico. FMCN’s flexible and transparent decision-making structure, strict financial controls and experienced and highly trained technical staff enable the Fund to identify and assist local organizations in carrying out effective, results-based projects. As a result of this experience and an understanding of Mexico’s needs and challenges, FMCN assists donor institutions in ensuring that their resources contribute to the conservation of Mexico’s natural resources in an effective and equitable manner.
FMCN does not carry out conservation projects. Rather, we work with partners on the ground who have an intimate knowledge and understanding of local conservation challenges. In addition to providing funding to community groups and local and national conservation institutions throughout Mexico, FMCN works closely with local institutions to build capacities and consolidate strong and effective civil society organizations. Due to its collaboration with national and international government agencies, conservation organizations and groups throughout Mexico, FMCN is in a position to leverage opportunities, foster exchange and create links between organizations throughout the country.