“Being able to recover such important genetic information and generate new organisms that can return to the reef gives us hope and encouragement to continue caring for and restoring our ecosystems.” - Mélina Soto, Mesoamerican Reef Conservation project.
Photo by: Luis Leal
“What was most important [about the project] was the technical assistance and backstopping, which has led to interinstitutional solidarity.” - Juan José Hess, Watersheds and Cities project.
Photo by: Pronatura Sur, A.C.


We are also nature

Listen to our General Director

Listen to our Chairman

Human beings need other living beings to survive. Our future depends on our ensuring the ongoing regeneration of other species. Throughout millennia, persistently observing and experimenting with the species we share our planet with has led to numerous cultural practices that help maintain resources for future generations. This explains, for instance, why the natural deep-water sinkholes (cenotes) in the Yucatan Peninsula abound in species useful to human beings or that the Lacandon indigenous people devotedly continue to steward more than fifty species in their rainforests. The survival of certain species, such as corn, thus depends on human beings. In turn, humans know that the synergy of combining corn, squash, and beans leads to increased production and nutrition. The connection with other species emerges from the understanding humans achieve regarding these other realms. This link is currently at stake.



Thanks to our partners in the countryside and in the cities, 2021 offered us the gift of continuing our mission to restore the wounded, conserve our immense heritage and rationally use the richness of the different expressions of nature."



Let us also remain hopeful that, however challenging the environment may be, our mission remains as valid and relevant as ever."

IN 2021…

What we achieved

26 species addressed 9,069 people adopted
best practices in sustainability
9,051 hectares received support
for their restoration
51,437 hectares under
sustainable management
7,698 beneficiaries participated
in training programs
Photo by: Terra Peninsular, A.C


What we have achieved

29,268,687 protected hectares 79,081
people who have adopted
practices in sustainability
2,445 donations granted
Photo by: Paulina Cerna

Slide Offsets Operations through Regional Funds Impact

IN 2021…

Strategic objectives The four external goals of our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan respond to Mexico’s international commitments and priorities.

Photo by: Amantina Lavalle



Conservation Biodiversity Conservation in the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Gulf of Mexico (Sierra y Mar) Conservation Calakmul Conservation Fund Conservation Endangered Species Conservation Fund (FONCER) Conservation Protected Areas Fund (FANP) Conservation Fire and Restoration Management Fund Conservation Monarch Butterfly Fund Conservation Monte Mojino Fund Conservation Financing Protected Areas Conservation Mesoamerican Reef Conservation Conservation Gulf of California Fund Conservation Private Coastal Lands Fund Conservation Marine and Coastal Monitoring Conservation Cuenca de Los Ojos (CLO) Conservation Rancho El Uno (ReU) Sustainable Management Coastal Watersheds Conservation in the Context of Climate Change (C6) Sustainable Management Connecting Watershed Health with Cattle Production and Agroforestry (CONECTA) Sustainable Management River Restoration for Climate Change Adaptation (RÍOS) Sustainable Management Regenerative Ranching (GANARE) Sustainable Management Watersheds and Cities Capacity Building Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR-L) Capacity Building Kaanbal Suut Capacity Building Kanan Kay Alliance (AKK) Environmental Responsibility Environmental Responsibility

Juan José Hess


Juan José Hess Coordinator of the Valle de Jovel Watershed Committee in Chiapas and beneficiary of the Watersheds and Cities project. “What was most important [about the project] was the technical assistance and backstopping, which has led to interinstitutional solidarity. The importance of watersheds to cities and the appreciation that city dwellers have for [learning about] the territory, which [provides] multiple environmental services, both play an essential role.”
Mélina Soto


Mélina Soto Coordinator for the Healthy Reefs Initiative - Mexico and beneficiary of the Mesoamerican Reef Conservation project. “One of the important aspects of this project is to revive hope. The information we receive regarding reefs is increasingly discouraging and may be forecasting an uncertain and gloomy future. Being able to recover such important genetic information and generate new organisms that can return to the reef gives us hope and encouragement to continue caring for and restoring our ecosystems.”
Rosalía Andrade


Rosalía Andrade Co-founder of Resiliencia Azul, A.C., a non-profit organization selected to participate in the Kaanbal Suut project in 2021. “Kaanbal Suut provided many things: employment and partnership networks and the ability to jointly integrate projects that can become more sustainable, not only technically, but also in terms of finances and communication.”
Yecenia García


Yecenia García Member of the monitoring brigade at Morro Ayuta Beach, Oaxaca and FONCER beneficiary. “Our community has an Olive ridley sea turtle nesting beach. In the past, the villagers were not involved in their conservation. As work has progressed, the plunder of nests has decreased. The villagers are learning about the turtles and are becoming aware that they must be preserved.”


Cross-Cutting Issues

En 2021, FMCN acompañó la labor de regional funds que operan y supervisan proyectos de FMCN en áreas específicas del país. Por ejemplo, el Fondo de Conservación del Eje Neovolcánico, A.C., coordina, desde 2020, el Fondo Mariposa Monarca. Por su parte, Fondo Golfo de México, A.C., y FONNOR (Fondo Noroeste), A.C., apoyarán la coordinación local de los proyectos CONECTA y RÍOS, mientras que Fondo de Conservación El Triunfo, A.C., apoyará al proyecto CONECTA. En 2020,se constituyó Sureste Sostenible, A.C., fondo que operará los proyectos AKK, Kaanbal Suut y L-SAM apartir de 2022.

Parallel to this, biodiversity monitoring plays an essential role in many FMCN projects. Through developing monitoring protocols and information systems, projects financed by FMCN can influence territorial planning and management, conservation activities, and natural resource management, as well as the training of those in charge of biodiversity monitoring and advising. These efforts include the National Biodiversity Monitoring System, a community biodiversity monitoring protocol (Biocomuni), and the Ecosystemic Monitoring System for Protected Areas.

FMCN is committed to environmental sustainability, human rights, and gender equality. We adhere to the best international practices and have ten Social and Environmental Safeguards (SESs). These SESs help us to evaluate, prevent, manage and mitigate any social and environmental risks associated with the projects that we design, execute or finance. Thanks to the implementation of these SESs, we have improved the decision-making, performance, and outcome of the projects we support.

Photo by: Paulina Cerna


Future Projects

In the years to come, we will be promoting initiatives of relevance,
whose design began in 2021.

Future Projects ACCIÓN Future Projects City Adapt Future Projects Conservation and Sustainable Use of Mountains and Mountain Ranges (CoSMoS)



During 2021, facing a complicated economic environment, in a highly volatile market that was still suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, FMCN adopted appropriate investment strategies. This made it possible for our assets to produce positive earnings, resulting from the advice and supervision provided by the Investment Committee accompanied by our investment consultant.

The environmental, social, and governance ratings (ESG) in accordance with the MSCI ESG Ratings parameters have become a required selection criterion for the instruments making up the FMCN portfolio.

Endowment vs Resource Expenditure
Increase in Endowment vs Resource Expenditure
Inversión por objetivo estratégico, 2021
Aportaciones históricas patrimoniales
to FMCN by Donor
Historical Non-Endowment Contributions
to FMCN by Donor
Statement of Financial Position
Statements of Activities
  • Renée González Montagut, General Director
  • Mariana Aguirre Hesless
  • María Eugenia Arreola Aguirre
  • Karla Ayuso Espinosa
  • Erika Badillo Olivares
  • Erika Baltierra Fernández
  • Ana Laura Barillas Gómez
  • Isabel Bello Ontiveros
  • Claudia Callejas Hernández
  • Migdalia Campos Escárcega
  • Paulina Cerna Fraga
  • Paula Chávez Carreño
  • Luis Cortés García
  • Berenice Díaz Rodríguez
  • Martha Escamilla Padilla
  • Nancy Espinal Ramírez
  • Juan Manuel Frausto Leyva
  • Héctor Gamba San Vicente
  • Rogelio García Mazariegos
  • Emilio Grau Alonso
  • Santa Hernández Santiago
  • Yadira Irineo Gómez
  • Rossana Landa Perera
  • Cintia Landa Romo
  • Amantina Lavalle Sánchez
  • Yarit León Reyes
  • Sergio López Ramírez
  • Denice Lugo Olguín
  • Betsabé Luna Salguero
  • Mireya Méndez de la Torre
  • Ana Berta Méndez Quinto
  • Ana Montiel Arteaga
  • Sarah Morales Espino
  • Carlos Moreno García
  • Bridett Nieblas Palomares
  • Paola Pérez Marcelín
  • Graciela Reyes Retana de la Torre
  • Dulce Ricardi Alcalá
  • Minerva Rosette Perezvargas
  • Verónica Salas Herrera
  • Citlalli Sánchez Becerra
  • Daniela Seligson Ríos
  • Danelly Solalinde Vargas
  • Laura Torres Camacho
  • Araceli Vargas Olivares
  • Dominga Vázquez Hernández
  • Selina Villegas Rodríguez


CONECTA Technical Coordination Unit at the National Ecology and Climate Change Institute:

  • Ana Isabel Fernández Montes de Oca
  • Daniela Ávila García
  • Alberto Saavedra Olavarrieta, Chariman
  • Lorenzo García Gordero
  • María de Lourdes Hernández Velasco
  • Fabiola López Barrera
  • Adriana Malvido Arriaga
  • Guadalupe Mendoza Trejo
  • Francisco Suárez Hernández
  • Pedro Álvarez-Icaza Longoria 
  • Gabriela Anaya Reyna 
  • Joann Andrews 
  • Luis Barrios Sánchez 
  • Juan Francisco Beckmann Vidal 
  • Eduardo Caccia Carrillo 
  • Julia Carabias Lillo 
  • Emilio Carrillo Gamboa 
  • Eugenio Clariond Reyes Retana 
  • Valer Clark 
  • Helena Cotler Ávalos 
  • Felipe de Iturbe Bernal 
  • María Elena de las Nieves Noriega Blanco Vigil 
  • Rodolfo Dirzo Minjarez 
  • Exequiel Ezcurra Real de Azúa 
  • Lorenzo García Gordero 
  • David Garza Lagüera 
  • Alberto Garza Santos 
  • Verena Gerber Stump 
  • Martin Goebel Edwards 
  • Enrique Güijosa Hidalgo 
  • Julio César Gutiérrez Trujillo 
  • María de Lourdes Hernández Velasco 
  • Gabriel Holschneider Osuna 
  • Fabiola López Barrera 
  • Adriana Malvido Arriaga 
  • Luis Octavio Martínez Morales 
  • Guadalupe Mendoza Trejo 
  • Sven-Olof Lindblad
  • Ricardo Peón González 
  • Felipe Pérez Cervantes 
  • Margaret Reilly Cayten 
  • Alberto Saavedra Olavarrieta 
  • Francisco Suárez Hernández 
  • Marta Turok Wallace 
  • Mauricio Vaca Tavera


  • Álvaro Gasca Neri (Commissioner)
  • Bernardo Aguado Ortíz (Abogado, Santamarina y Steta, S.C.)
  • 7-Eleven México, S.A. de C.V.
  • AES México, S.A. de C.V.
  • Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo
  • Agencia Francesa de Desarrollo
  • Alcoa Foundation
  • American Eagle Mexico Retail, S. de R.L.
  • Ashoka
  • Asociación Filantrópica Cummins
  • Asociación Mexicana de Criadores de Ganado Romosinuano y Criollo Lechero Tropical, A.C.
  • Asociación Mexicana de Turismo de Aventura y Ecoturismo, A.C.
  • Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo
  • Banco Mundial
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bepensa Bebidas, S.A. de C.V.
  • Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I.
  • Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre
  • Casa Cuervo, S.A. de C.V.
  • Cervecería de Colima, S.A.
  • Charities Aid Foundation America
  • Comisión de las Comunidades Europeas
  • Concord Servicios de Consultoría, S.A. de C.V.
  • Conservation International México / Global Conservation Fund
  • Coral Reef Alliance
  • Corporación Andina de Fomento
  • Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma / Heineken México
  • Desarrollo Inmobiliario Polanco, S.A. de C.V.
  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • Deutsche Bank México
  • Embajada de Canadá en México
  • Embajada de Reino Unido en México
  • Environment Canada
  • Estudios Rurales y Asesoría Campesina, A.C.
  • Fanosa, S.A. de C.V.
  • Fibra Mty
  • Fomento Ecológico Banamex, A.C.
  • Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Fondo de Infraestructura Hidráulica de Sinaloa
  • Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial
  • Ford Foundation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Frabel, S.A. de C.V.
  • Friends of the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
  • Fundación ADO, A.C.
  • Fundación Azteca, A.C.
  • Fundación Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
  • Fundación Caterpillar
  • Fundación Cinépolis, A.C.
  • Fundación Claudia y Roberto Hernández, A.C.
  • Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte, I.A.P.
  • Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya, A.C.
  • Fundación León XIII, I.A.P.
  • Fundación Manuel Arango, A.C.
  • Fundación Mava
  • Fundación Mexicana para la Educación Ambiental, A.C.
  • Fundación para el Ecodesarrollo y la Conservación
  • Fundación para Fomentar el Manejo Holístico de los Recursos, A.C.
  • Fundación Televisa, A.C.
  • Fundación Wyss
  • Ganesha Producciones
  • GE Corporate Environmental Program
  • Generadora y Desarrolladora de Proyectos y Servicios, S.A. de C.V.
  • GlobalGiving
  • Global Wildlife Conservation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Grupo Financiero HSBC, S.A. de C.V.
  • Grupo Rotoplas, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Hábitat y Palomas del Noreste, A.C.
  • Homeland Foundation
  • Horologium, S.A. de C.V.
  • Hoteles City Express, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Instituto Colimense de la Juventud
  • International AIDS Society
  • International Community Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • JPQR Servicios Turísticos, S.A. de C.V.
  • KfW Banco de Desarrollo
  • Kimberly-Clark de México, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Joint Fund for Exploration and Conservation
  • María de Lourdes Hernández Velasco
  • Marisla Foundation
  • Materias Primas de Monterrey, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Mauricio Zambrano Villarreal
  • Monarch Butterfly Fund
  • Mónica Robinson Bours
  • Morales y Guerra Capital Asesores, S.A. de C.V.
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, L.L.C.
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • National Geographic Society
  • Naturaleza Sin Fronteras, A.C.
  • Nature Legacy Trust Foundation
  • Oak Foundation
  • Ortiz, Sosa y Asociados, S.C.
  • Paige McLeod
  • Parks Canada Agency
  • Plaza Automotores, S.A. de C.V.
  • Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo
  • Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente
  • Promotora de Deportes, Espectáculos y Convenciones de Tijuana, S. de R.L. de C.V.
  • Proteak Uno, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Rainmaker Group México
  • Resources Legacy Fund
  • Scotiabank Inverlat, S.A.
  • Servicio Continental de Mensajería, S.A. de C.V.
  • Sinergia Inmobiliaria de México, S.A. de C.V.
  • Sin Sentido Films, S.A. de C.V
  • SK Films Inc.
  • Solar Household Energy
  • Sven-Olof Lindblad
  • Teleactivos, S.A. de C.V.
  • The Bodhi Tree Foundation
  • The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • The Dorothy-Ann Foundation
  • The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
  • The National Wildlife Federation
  • The Nature Conservancy México
  • The Oak Hill Fund
  • The Overbrook Foundation
  • The Summit Foundation
  • The Tiffany & Co. Foundation
  • The Travel Corporation Foundation
  • The Walton Family Foundation
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Tradisa, S.A. de C.V.
  • Transformación, Arte y Educación, A.C.
  • Travelers Conservation Foundation
  • TreadRight Foundation
  • Turística del Sur, S.A. de C.V.
  • UBS Casa de Bolsa
  • UBS Servicios Financieros
  • Universidad Anáhuac de Cancún, S.C.
  • University of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Valer Clark
  • Wick Communications
  • Wildlife Conservation Society
  • World Resources Institute
  • Alianza Mexicana de Biodiversidad y Negocios
  • Banco Nacional del Ejército, Fuerza Aérea y Armada, S.N.C.
  • Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
  • Blue You-Impact Blue Project
  • Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V.
  • Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste
  • Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas – IPN
  • Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C.
  • Comisión Nacional de Acuacultura y Pesca
  • managed by the National Commission of Protected Areas. In 2021, thanks to conservation, surveillance, and pest and fire detection activities carried out by agricultural communities, project partners identified 2,594 hectares in the process of being restored. In addition, the updating of legal instruments and adjustments to the environmental services payment mechanism made sure that the disbursements to the 33 agricultural communities, through the National Forestry Commission’s Mexican Forestry Found were timely an
  • Comisión Nacional del Agua
  • Comisión Nacional Forestal
  • Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad
  • Conservation Finance Alliance
  • Consortium Africain des Fonds pour l’Environnement
  • Environmental Defense Fund de México, A.C.
  • Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura
  • Fondo de Conservación El Triunfo, A.C.
  • Fondo Golfo de México, A.C.
  • Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, A.C.
  • Fondo para el Sistema Arrecifal Mesoamericano
  • Fondo para la Comunicación y la Educación Ambiental, A.C.
  • Fondo para la Conservación del Eje Neovolcánico, A.C.
  • Fonnor, A.C.
  • Fundación Pasticultores del Desierto, A.C.
  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Gobierno del Estado de Coahuila
  • Gobierno del Estado de México
  • Gobierno del Estado de Michoacán
  • Gobierno del Estado de Zacatecas
  • Gobierno de México
  • Instituto de Biodiversidad y Áreas Protegidas del Estado de Quintana Roo
  • Instituto de Ecología, A.C.
  • Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, A.C.
  • Instituto Mexicano para la Tecnología del Agua 
  • Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático
  • Instituto Nacional de la Economía Social
  • International Venture Philanthropy Center
  • Kampachi Farms México
  • Manejo Regenerativo de Ranchos, A.C.
  • Museo de las Aves de México
  • Nacional Financiera Fideicomiso Fondo para la Biodiversidad
  • Nacional Monte de Piedad, I.A.P.
  • New Ventures México, A.C.
  • Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo-BIOFIN México
  • Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente – México
  • Rancho Tres Papalotes
  • Red de Fondos Ambientales de Asia-Pacífico
  • Red de Fondos Ambientales de Latinoamérica y el Caribe
  • Reserva Natural El Carmen, A.C.
  • Secretaría de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural
  • Secretaría de Ecología y Medio Ambiente de Quintana Roo
  • Secretaría de Economía
  • Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público
  • Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
  • Secretaría del Bienestar
  • Sureste Sostenible, A.C.
  • The Jane Goodall Institute
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The University of British Columbia
  • Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza
  • Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
  • Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Universidad Tecnológica del Mar Tamaulipas Bicentenario
  • Villarcayo, S.P.R. de R.L. de C.V.
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • World Aquaculture Society – México



Photo by: Archivo PN Arrecifes de Cozumel