The project seeks to increase the adaptation capacity in watersheds vulnerable to climate change, through river restoration and connectivity by: (i) conducting restoration, conservation and improved productive activities, implemented by local organizations in the states of Jalisco and Veracruz; (ii) increasing local monitoring capacities to reduce climate vulnerability; (iii) catalyzing public and private climate-smart investments; and (iv) supporting the development of
climate policy in a National River Restoration Strategy.
The Project will operate in two regions highly affected by climate change. The two selected watersheds are Jamapa in the state of Veracruz and Ameca-Mascota in the state of Jalisco.
Project activities seek to: (i) reduce soil erosion to decrease sediments, improve water quality and diminish silting of watercourses; (ii) increase the time that water remains within the basin, decreasing the force and speed of runoff, as well as increasing infiltration; (iii) conserve soil for productive activities; (iv) moderate extreme temperature thanks to vegetation coverage.
As a result, the project will reduce climate vulnerability, mainly by reducing exposure to landslides, floods and droughts. Likewise, the project seeks to increase the adaptation capacity of the population and the resilience of ecosystems.
Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza A.C (FMCN)