Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturale

FMCN's mission is to build a better future for Mexico through the mobilization of financial resources, the creation of alliances, continuous learning, and taking advantage of opportunities related to the conservation and use of our natural capital.
Jul 23, 2014

Accomplishments until July, 2014

Public consultation for carbon bond certification
Public consultation for carbon bond certification

Dear Sustainable Rural Life friends,

These past three months our Sustainable Rural Life Program has continued helping rural communities throughout Mexico to improve their living conditions through environmental technologies. We continue to support our five allies in the field through capacity building workshops, follow up activities, and funding to acquire and distribute solar pots and fuel-efficient stoves.

We have also been working to promote the certification of all the stoves distributed on the Yucatan Peninsula for the voluntary carbon markets. In June took place the required public consultation for the certifying entity. During this meeting, all those families with a fuel-efficient stove who are in the process to be certified were given a chance to pose questions and debate about the project´s goals. We are sharing a couple of pictures of this very successful event.

Thank you for being part of the solution for so many communities, who now, thanks to your kind donations, can have cleaner kitchens, healthier lives, lower environmental impact, and improved economies. We are so grateful to you all again for believing in this cause and helping us support it. We sure hope you continue being part of it.

All the best,

Sustainable Rural Life Team

Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
Calle Damas 49, Colonia San Jose Insurgentes,

03900 Mexico, D.F., Mexico
+52 (55) 5611 9779

Families participating in certification process
Families participating in certification process
Apr 23, 2014

Accomplishments of Sustainable Rural Life Program until April, 2014

Woman from Zapaliname with brand new stove
Woman from Zapaliname with brand new stove

Dear Sustainable Rural Life friends,

In Mexico, priority conservation areas are almost all inhabited by poor rural communities of whom at least 80% rely on open fire stoves to cook their food and purify their water. In response to this situation, we launched the Sustainable Rural Life project with the objective to promote the sustainable use of the natural resources through the gradual introduction of appropriate technologies (such as solar pots and fuel efficient stoves). These technologies would help improve family health and domestic economy in Mexico´s rural communities, at the same time they help reduce deforestation, biodiversity loss and greenhouse gas emissions. This project has also helped promote gender equity by using women as the main receptors of these technologies, and empowering them to improve their family´s overall condition. The final aim of the Sustainable Rural Life project is to become self-sufficient through the use of innovative financial systems, such as microfinances, REDD+ and voluntary carbon markets, all of which are means to raise the funds required to maintain and scale up current operations.

We are so thankful for all your kind donations. Thanks to them, the Sustainable Rural Life project has been able to keep of the work in the five different regions where we work and finance installation and maintenance of fuel efficient stoves. We are so grateful to you all again for believing in this cause and helping us support it. We hope you continue being part of it.

All the best,

Sustainable Rural Life Team

Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
Calle Damas 49, Colonia San Jose Insurgentes,

03900 Mexico, D.F., Mexico
+52 (55) 5611 9779

Apr 23, 2014

Accomplishments of Save the Golden Eagle Project until April, 2014

Flying juvenile
Flying juvenile

Dear Golden Eagle friends,

These past four months we have been collaborating with our field allies to continue the monitoring activities of key habitat grasslands as well as the nests of our Golden Eagle population. Through the efforts of Espacios Naturales y Desarrollo Sustentable (ENDESU), grassland restoration activities have been undertaken in the states of Coahuila and Zacatecas in northern Mexico. These activities have included identification and restoration of watering holes for local fauna, as well as capacity building workshops to sensitize local communities to the threats and key management strategies for the Golden Eagle population.

With regards to the nest monitoring, daily observations have been conducted in the five priority regions for the Golden Eagle population in Mexico. These daily monitoring activities have included sightings of other key species, including hares, coyotes, rabbits, prairie dog and other key bird species.

Finally, during the last week of March, the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature hosted the second meeting of the Golden Eagle experts. During this event two main points were discussed: 1) the idea to formalize this group to be The Golden Eagle Advisory Committee in Mexico, and 2) to review the project´s outcomes after its first year in operation to determine best next steps. Some of the key agreements of this meeting were to review and refresh the concept document for the project, and to identify additional resources for communication activities. The next meeting is proposed to take place in June, 2014.

We thank everyone who has contributed to make this conservation project possible through Global Giving donations. It is thanks to you that every day, more of these magnificent animals can find a healthy and safe environment in which to thrive. We hope you continue being part of it.

All the best,

 

Save the Golden Eagle Project Team

 

Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature

Calle Damas 49, Colonia San Jose Insurgentes,

03900 Mexico, D.F., Mexico +52 (55) 5611 9779

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