In 2004, FMCN created FOMAFUR to give permanence to fire management activities.
FOMAFUR has supported 108 projects of 54 civil and community organizations to deploy fire protection and fire management actions in 35 PAs and their areas of influence in 16 Mexican states.
In the first half of 2023, 11 projects were supported to support local actors in fire prevention and management. These initiatives encompass a variety of activities, including communication, group formation, and establishing coordination protocols to respond to forest fires. In particular, seven of these projects generated controlled burning plans and monitoring plots to evaluate the effects of the fire.
In June, FMCN launched the Fomafur Call to identify and support projects to strengthen capacities related to fire protection, fire management, and the restoration of areas affected by fires. In the same month, the XII Meeting of the Fire Management Learning Community was held in the Sierra de Manantlán to expand the skills of partner organizations and government institutions in fire management, implementing planned burning, and impact monitoring. The meeting had the collaboration of the National Commission of Protected Areas, the Intermunicipal Board of the Ayuquila River, and the South University Center of the University of Guadalajara.