Private Coastal Lands Fund

Supporting coastal priority areas in northwestern Mexico

The Project

The objective of the Private Coastal Lands Fund is to support the management of priority coastal areas for conservation in northwestern Mexico.


Since 2012, Resources Legacy Funds (RLF) and FMCN established the Private Coastal Lands Fund with contributions made by RLF. Currently, this fund supports the conservation and management of six private lands located in the following strategic sites: 1) Valle de Los Cirios; 2) Magdalena Bay; 3) San Quintin; 4) San Cosme Corridor; 5) Sinaloa Wetlands; and 6) Marismas Nacionales.

The lines of work that guide the actions of the Coastal Private Lands Fund are:

  1. Land monitoring and management, restoration activities, relocation expenses, and personnel costs associated.
  2. Payment of property and other taxes, and advice on maintaining and documenting land ownership rights.
  3. Minor infrastructure repairs and replacements, signage, and other similar investments to support the management and protection of natural resources on the land.

This fund supports the operation and management of six private lands located in strategic conservation sites.


The project has achieved the payment of property taxes on six coastal lands in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and Nayarit, which will allow the conservation of 34,119.17 hectares of coastal land.

The Private Coastal Lands Fund supports six subprojects of four organizations with private land assigned as voluntary conservation areas or environmental management units. During 2022, they all carried out surveillance tours and paid the property tax. Specifically, they rehabilitated the signage in the Punta Mazo, Monte Ceniza, and Valle Tranquilo Reserves in San Quintín. At the same time, they maintained the perimeter fence in the Cerro Bermejo property in Nayarit. They also conducted biological monitoring with Biocomuni protocols and camera traps at the El Portezuelo Nature Reserve in Baja California Sur.

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Donor: Resources Legacy Fund


  • Costasalvaje, A.C.
  • Pronatura Noroeste, A.C.
  • Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá, A.C.
  • Terra Peninsular, A. C.