Long-term financing for MPA management

Published: 15 October 2015
Last edited: 12 February 2020

Mexican Protected Areas are usually financed through public funds. Adding private or developing a system with mixed funds can be particularly relevant when managing resources for projects of short and medium term. Opportunities for other sources to finance the management of the Protected Areas include funds that are financed by environmental fines and access fees to Protected Areas.


Sustainable financing
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors


Lessons learned

  • Short- or medium-term private resources have been fundamental to construct, systemize and prove that the approach is practicable.
  • A long-term success depends on governmental investment or on the existence of specific funding through heritage assets. Both are also useful for the supply of equipment and necessary infrastructure.