Mexico is a megadiverse country, home to approximately 12% of the planet's species. Currently, the country's ecosystems and species are subject to degradation and various forms of direct pressure, both in PAs and surrounding areas. FONCER seeks to strengthen the effective management of PAs for the conservation of priority endangered species and conservation strategies by species for the recovery and/or conservation of their populations. FONCER is a long-term financial mechanism for conserving priority species in Mexico, inspired by the Protected Areas Fund (FANP, acronym in Spanish). FMCN is responsible for the financial management of heritage resources and channels resources through local organizations to implement strategic conservation activities for endangered species and their habitats.
The lines of work that guide FONCER's actions are:
FONCER preserves critically endangered species, such as the California condor and the Mexican wolf.