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.
During the second semester of 2022, eleven projects from the 2021 Call for Proposals were active and continued to strengthen local actors to prevent and manage forest fires. Activities focused on the deployment of communication actions, formation of inter-institutional working groups, development of communication and coordination protocols to address emergencies, preparation of prescribed burning plans, and establishment of plots to monitor the effects of fire.
Seven of the eleven projects are conducting prescribed burns and testing methodologies to assess the effects of fire in priority ecosystems. The Fire Management Learning Community promotes the exchange of experiences on these topics, identifying actions to strengthen the capacity of individuals and partner organizations so that they can influence decision-making related to fire management in PAs in Mexico.