Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturale

FMCN's mission is to financially support and strengthen efforts for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in Mexico The MAR Leadership Program builds the capacity of local leaders, across four nations, to implement innovative projects that contribute to the ecological health and sustainability of the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR).

Women carrying firewood

Women carrying firewood
The project Sustainable Rural Life also promotes gender equality since indigenous women, one of the most marginalized groups in Mexico, are commonly the ones to receive and utilize the eco-technologies (view small | med | large | orig)

Rural man collecting firewood

Rural man collecting firewood
Burning firewood contributes to a series of chronic diseases and serious side effects like pneumonia, emphysema, cataracts, lung cancer, bronchitis, cardiovascular diseases and severe burns. (view small | med | large | orig)

Close up of the Golden Eagle

Close up of the Golden Eagle
A Golden Eagle can see a hare 2 kms from away. For a human this would be the equivalent of reading a newspaper at 100 meter. (view small | med | large | orig)

Golden Eagle in Flight

Golden Eagle in Flight
The Golden Eagle flies around the entire North American continent. Taken by Fulvio Eccardi. (view small | med | large | orig)

Save the reef. Eat a lionfish.

Save the reef. Eat a lionfish.
This photo might make you question: "How could killing a beautiful fish lead to reef conservation?" The lionfish is an invasive species, which means it doesn't belong in this ecosystem. It has the potential to consume 80% of the fish larvae residing in the Mesoamerican Reef. So, just as the title connotes, we're promoting consumption of the lionfish to preserve local fish populations, which are important for coastal communities' economic wellbeing. (view small | med | large | orig)
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