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 operation 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.

Currently, the Private Coastal Lands Fund supports six civil society organizations in charge of private lands and Voluntary Conservation Areas with the payment of taxes, such as property taxes. This measure makes it possible to implement plans to manage these spaces and carry out ecosystem conservation and restoration activities in strategic areas in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Nayarit, and Sinaloa, as well as reducing the risk of land-use change in these areas with such significant environmental relevance.

Learn more about the project:



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