Monte Mojino Fund


Securing the conservation of the rainforest in southern Sinaloa.

The Project

The objective of the Monte Mojino Fund is to support local mechanisms for the payment of ecosystem services through concurrent funds from the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR, acronym in Spanish) in the La Guásima Community, Concordia, Sinaloa, ensuring the conservation of the sub-deciduous and deciduous tropical forest located in Monte Mojino in southern Sinaloa.

Context

The endowment fund for the region known as Monte Mojino was established in 2010 by the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT, acronym in Spanish) through the National Commission for Protected Areas (CONANP), the Fondo de Infraestructura Hidráulica de Sinaloa, and FMCN. In 2012, Conselva, Costas y Comunidades A.C. began implementing the project, seeking to maintain environmental services through training, conservation, and management actions agreed upon with the population of La Guásima.


The lines of work that guide the actions of the Monte Mojino Fund are:

  1. Operation of a compensation mechanism for local inhabitants.
  2. Improvement of soil retention and reduction of soil erosion.
  3. Improvement of the condition of ecosystems and "flagship" species.
  4. Operation of an effective monitoring program.

The endowment fund for the region known as Monte Mojino was established in 2010.

Achievements

The Monte Mojino Fund project has achieved the recovery and conservation of environmental services provided by ecosystems in an area of 2,224 hectares, including ongoing training on environmental services for community members. Through the project, we have been able to channel public funds through concurrent funds with CONAFOR for nine consecutive years and reduce environmental crimes.

In 2022, the Monte Mojino project will celebrate 10 years of work. During the first half of the year, Conselva, Costas y Comunidades A.C. continued working hand in hand with the community of La Guásima to maintain the annual monitoring of soils, birds, fish, and microendemic plants, the community surveillance program, and the payment for environmental services. In addition, the partners were able to continue with the restoration of 2,344 hectares.

A survey conducted in 2021 showed that 100% of the interviewees consider it important to take care of their forest and perceive an increase in vegetation within the community's territory. These results reflect a decade of work in this territory. 

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Allies

  • Conselva, Costas y Comunidades, A. C
  • Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas
  • Comisión Nacional Forestal
  • Fondo de Infraestructura Hidráulica de Sinaloa