After 10 years of productive collaborations, the Gulf of California and Mexico Funders have revised their mission and goals in order to address the new opportunities and challenges of conservation work in Mexico.
The newly renamed Mexico Conservation Funders will continue working to foster a funding community committed to the conservation and resilience of ecosystems in Mexico, with a focus on coastal-marine biodiversity and natural systems, recognizing the critical linkages between land and sea and the potential synergies among national and local level initiatives.
The main goals of this group for the next few years are to:
- Ensure coordination and collaboration among foundations with programs supporting coastal-marine conservation work in Mexico, by providing opportunities for information sharing, dialogue, and development of complementary grantmaking strategies.
- Facilitate conversations and, when appropriate, partnerships with funders working on coastal-marine conservation and areas of influence; as well as, government authorities and civil society organizations to optimize funding in Mexico.
- Increase the level of funding available for protecting Mexico’s coastal-marine biodiversity and ecosystems.
- Provide funders with key information on broader coastal-marine conservation issues, tools and lessons learned, looking for strategic linkages to Mexico conservation.
We look forward to sharing more news on the collective initiatives developed by this group. To learn more, please contact Eglé Flores, email@example.com.