21 members from more than 16 countries in a megadiverse region
MAR Fund - Mesoamerican Reef Fund
In 2004, the Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund) was established. This regional organization is comprised of four Environmental Funds from four different countries: PACT Belize, Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources and Environment in Guatemala (FCG), Fundación Biósfera (Honduras) and the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN).
MAR Fund aims to inspire regional and innovative solutions for critical issues in the Mesoamerican Reef, through long-term and significant financial support; to achieve its goals, MAR Fund prepares calls to select and fund projects, implement directly or as well in cooperation with partners, and raises funds for specific initiatives. Three of its major programs are the Community Fisheries, the Small Grants and the Coastal and Marine Protected Areas Network.
civil society organizations benefited.
benefited protected areas.
PACT - Protected Areas Conservation Trust
The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is Belize’s National Trust that was established in 1995. PACT provides funding to support conservation and promote environmentally sound management of Belize's natural and cultural resources to foster sustainable development. PACT is primarily financed by conservation fees paid by visitors in Belize upon their departure and a 20% commission from cruise ship passenger fees. No less than 5% of all revenues are deposited into an endowment fund. PACT also receives donations by individuals and corporations.
In pursuance of its mission, PACT issues grants for conservation projects and capacity building in the public sector and civil society regarding sustainable management of protected areas. PACT also provides grants for the promotion and development of communities around protected areas, and environmental education and awareness building on a national scale.
USD million disbursed as grants since its creation.
% of its resources goes to protected areas.
Forever Costa Rica Association
Forever Costa Rica Association is a private organization founded in 2009, which aims for conservation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by managing resources and establishing partnerships with stakeholders such as government, the private sector and the Costa Rican civil society. Within its work modalities, Forever Costa Rica supports the Government in establishing and implementing national conservation goals. It also offers institutional support for Costa Rican civil society and protected areas staff. Forever Costa Rica has shown excellency in its work, channeling funds through innovative initiatives as successful as the campaign 'Save Palo Verde' and the campaign 'All aboard for Cocos Island'.
USD million managed between endowment and sinking funds
million hectares of protected areas benefiting in Costa Rica
FONAFIFO - National Forest Financing Fund
Founded in 1996 as a public Fund, the National Forest Financing Fund (Fonafifo in Spanish) has financed small and medium producers of forest goods and services, through management and administration of resources from national and international sources that are administered in endowment and sinking funds. Fonafifo seeks to support the development of the forestry sector in Costa Rica by means of direct implementation of projects, channeling financial incentives, the establishment of public-private partnerships and managing international cooperation agreements related to forestry. Fonafifo’s operation focuses on 3 strategic lines: financing, sustainability and the governance of the forestry sector, which is reflected in their work on biological corridors, watersheds, private territories in protected areas, indigenous territories, among others.
disbursed for forestry initiatives in Costa Rica since its inceptiondisbursed for forestry initiatives in Costa Rica since its inception
million of protected areas benefiting in Costa Rica