The financed initiatives are aimed at strengthening the social cohesion of coastal communities.
Read the executive summary of the FGC evaluation
Since 2004, the FGC has contributed to ensuring that the marine-coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of California are healthy and interconnected to provide corresponding ecosystem goods and services through monitoring of PAs and financing conservation subprojects operated by local organizations in the northwest of the country. After 18 years of operation, it is important to renew this mechanism in light of the region's current threats and partner conditions. That is why, during 2023, the FGC's performance as a financing mechanism to conserve the representative network of marine-coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of California and the North Pacific within the framework of national and international conservation instruments (National Biodiversity Strategy, Sustainable Development Goals, among others) will be evaluated.
During the first half of 2023, the FGC financed ten subprojects carried out in the territory by nine local organizations. These actions contribute to the conservation of the network of marine-coastal ecosystems of the Gulf of California and the North Pacific region. The strategies implemented by the partners are mainly oriented towards strengthening fisheries and promoting nature-based tourism, seeking to ensure the conservation of marine and coastal resources while improving social cohesion and the community's well-being. The subprojects encompass environmentally responsible and economically viable activities, focusing on fisheries management, sustainable tourism, and species monitoring.