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Baseline Forest Change Detection and Key Biodiversity Areas in Northern Mesoamerica
Identify globally significant sites for biodiversity in southern Mexico by collecting data on various aspects of species conservation and obtaining forest loss data from 1990 to 2000, in partnership with the grant, “Refining and Monitoring Conservation Outcomes in Northern and Southern Mesoamerica.” This information will support the development of site-based conservation strategies for southern Mexico and the Mesoamerica Hotspot.
Establishing a Baseline for Monitoring Species and Key Biodiversity Areas in Guatemala
Contribute to the identification of globally significant sites for biodiversity by collecting data on various aspects of species conservation in partnership with the grant “Refining and Monitoring Conservation Outcomes in Northern and Southern Mesoamerica.” This information will support the development of site-based conservation strategies for Guatemala and the wider Mesoamerica Hotspot.
Promoting Public Policy Reform in Strategic Areas for Conservation in Northern Mesoamerica
Provide technical leadership to identify priorities and develop an action plan for policy reform in agriculture, forest fires, tourism, and infrastructure in Northern Mesoamerica.
Establishing a Baseline to Monitor Species and Key Biodiversity Areas in Belize
Contribute to the identification of globally significant sites for biodiversity in Belize by collecting data on various aspects of species conservation, in partnership with the grant, “Refining and Monitoring Conservation Outcomes in Northern and Southern Mesoamerica.” This information will support the development of site-based conservation strategies for Belize and the wider Mesoamerica Hotspot.
Support for the Guatemala Debt for Nature Swap
As a pass through, direct the entire amount of this grant to support the largest debt swap of its kind. The swap will generate $24 million for conservation over the next 15 years in Guatemala, and contribute to the sustainability of five key biodiversity areas. It will also strengthen projects funded by CEPF in Sierra de las Minas, Laguna del Tigre, and Sierra de los Cuchumatanes.
Strategic Leadership for Outcomes Achievement in Northern Mesoamerica
Provide strategic and administrative support to CEPF, partners, and grantees to achieve the Fund’s conservation outcomes in Northern Mesoamerica. Activities include supporting all aspects of CEPF grantmaking, helping establish an advisory council, fostering collaboration with donors and other partners, leveraging funds, and supporting progress in policy reform.
Design of Conservation Incentives Mechanisms for Guatemala
Support the design of conservation incentive mechanisms in select sites in the Petén and Cuchumatanes as pilot projects that offer local communities financial incentives to adopt sustainable land management practices in support of conservation. The grant funds feasibility studies, community consultations, fund raising, and information dissemination for broader adoption.
Defining and Monitoring Conservation Outcomes in Northern and Southern Mesoamerica
Establish a network of partners throughout Mesoamerica in order to define and monitor conservation outcomes and indicators for species conservation, protected areas, and corridors throughout the Mesoamerica hotspot. Build regional capacity for conservation monitoring, disseminate conservation information and findings, and establish a fundraising strategy for sustainability.
Third International Meeting on Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development in the Petén
Support a major meeting of leading scholars, decisionmakers, nongovernmental organizations and communities from Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico to examine topics related to environmental governance in the Petén.
Support the pilot phase of Equator Ventures, a partnership initiative with UNDP's Equator Initiative. Implement loan and technical assistance packages to small- to medium-sized enterprises benefiting biodiversity and local communities, and monitor biodiversity results.