FINANP has a planned duration of five years, starting in June 2021, and has two phases to achieve its objective:
- FINANP I, managed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has a temporary financial contribution of 10 million euros, which will contribute with equipment for three federal PAs and for the "Muros de Agua" Ranger Training Center in the Islas Marías Biosphere Reserve, and will support other innovative land management modalities relevant to biological connectivity;
- FINANP II, managed by FMCN, has a financial endowment of 12 million euros. FINANP II will provide financial resources for the operation of three federal PAs, with a surface area of 22 million hectares (mainly marine), which were selected based on criteria of ecological conservation, socioeconomic value, and the risks and threats they face. The beneficiary PAs are the Mexican Caribbean and Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserves of the Baja California Peninsula, and Revillagigedo National Park. The operation of these PAs will be strengthened through the Natural Protected Areas Fund (FANP, acronym in Spanish) mechanism, based on the financing of conservation actions in a five-year strategic planning process.
The lines of work that guide FINANP's actions are:
- Establish effective management of the selected federal PAs (Phase I).
- Promote innovative alliances for integrated territorial management (Phase I).
- Institutional strengthening of the National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP) (Phase I).
- Contribute to the financial sustainability of federal PAs (Phase II).