ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDS PLATFORM OF THE TROPICAL EASTERN CENTRAL PACIFIC
PACIFICO – Environmental Funds Platform of the Tropical Eastern Central Pacific—is a platform of five environmental funds coming from four countries—Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Colombia—whose purpose is to contribute to sustainable conservation of the Tropical Eastern Central Pacific.
Program Website: www.redpacifico.net
Our objective is raises funds and manages them to finance conservation activities for marine-coastal resources of the
Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama.
What does it offer?
- Experience in fund management and investments.
- Strong partnerships with governments.
- Technical knowledge.
- Shared monitoring system.
- Development of a regional research strategy to promote decision making with regional impact, with the input of 200 professionals, among them: scientists, technicians, representatives of governments and the NGO sector of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Guatemala.
- Caribbean – Pacific Alliance with two other Regional Funds for marine conservation: MAR Fund – Caribbean Biodiversity Fund, to work jointly on conservation actions.
- FCRA strengthened its platform in 2017 and, thanks to collaborative work, it advanced significantly in meeting goals of the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
- Regional Research Strategy Workshop for the conservation and sustainable use of marine-coastal resources in
the Tropical Eastern Pacific
Heredia, Costa Rica, November 2016
- Signing of the CMAR-PACÍFICO memorandum of understanding
Puntarenas, Costa Rica, June 2017
- Workshop on World Heritage marine sites organized with the UNESCO regional office in Costa Rica and MINAE
Guanacaste, Costa Rica, August 2017
- First Regional Blue Economy Symposium
San José, Costa Rica, August 2017
- First Swimways Workshop in the Tropical Eastern Pacific: Cocos-Galápagos (Costa Rica-Ecuador) and Coiba-Malpelo (Panama-Colombia)
Galapagos, Ecuador, October 2017
Mentoring Program between PACÍFICO, CBF and MAR Fund.
Thanks to the support of Project K, three regional funds that finance marine conservation collaborate, identify, and share key information about governance, management, lessons learned, and recommendations in order to continuously improve their work.