National Fund for the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA Fund)
Created to develop and finance environmental projects, the National Fund for the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA Fund) is an organization created by the provision of Law 64-00, which begins operating in 2009. The MARENA Fund channels financial resources for initiatives community, education and research, and has a Patrimonial Fund dedicated to the financing of programs and special projects in favor of the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP) of the country. The MARENA Fund has sponsored the construction of small community hydroelectric plants, sustainable forest management with a payment model for ecosystem services, environmental education and the training of its partners. At the end of 2016, an association agreement was signed with the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, which aims to improve the management of marine protected areas in the country.