The financed initiatives are aimed at strengthening the social cohesion of coastal communities.
Since 2004, the FGC has financed 136 initiatives through 52 CSOs and research institutions that have strengthened the operation of PAs and social cohesion of coastal communities, promoting instruments for fisheries management and sustainable tourism alternatives. Almost 30 endangered species of high biodiversity value, such as the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) and the black turtle (Chelonia mydas), have been protected.
In the first half of 2022, the FGC financed 12 subprojects that contribute to the conservation of the marine-coastal ecosystem network of the Gulf of California and the North Pacific region, as well as to the strengthening of the social cohesion of and economic recovery of communities in the northwestern part of the country, following the negative effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The subprojects include environmentally responsible, economically viable activities focused on fisheries management, sustainable tourism, and species monitoring.