Through strategic planning, Sierra y Mar has granted financial support for priority conservation activities in 14 PAs, to significantly improve their daily conservation and management actions. In addition, it has implemented Integrated Watershed Action Plans (IWAP) to conserve biodiversity, mitigate climate change, strengthen the sustainable use of natural resources, and recover functionality and ecosystem services in four watersheds.
Furthermore, Sierra y Mar has accompanied the execution of federal subsidies that promote the conservation of the project’s PAs and strengthened the PA Advisory Councils to promote social participation. Likewise, the project has strengthened the capacities of CONANP personnel in the PAs about different issues to improve management effectiveness.
As part of the counterpart for the Sierra y Mar project, in 2020, FMCN hired Earth Observation Solutions and Services (EOSS) GMBH to conduct the Habitat Transformation Rate (HTR) analysis of the 175 PAs with land area in Mexico, comparing vegetation cover between 2015 and 2020. The results obtained for the 14 PAs of Sierra and Mar report that there are no significant changes in vegetation cover within the polygons of the PAs. Click here
for the final report of results.
During the first semester of 2022, Sierra y Mar strengthened surveillance, fire management, biological monitoring, environmental education, follow-up on productive projects, and visitor services, supported by funding for the acquisition of vehicles for six PAs.
Currently, Sierra y Mar continues to develop a communication strategy to highlight the project’s achievements, activities, and results, in addition to strengthening the capacities of the PAs so that they take ownership of it and continue its dissemination, even after the formal closure of the project in 2023.