Mexico

Enabling People and Nature to Thrive Together

Featured in The Nature Conservancy Magazine's fall issue, learn about how our work in the Yucatan Peninsula is saving forests and producing better crops!

"Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula is a sprawling, 50,000-square-mile expanse of rocky jungle famed for Maya ruins and brilliant blue “cenotes,” limestone sinkholes that dot the landscape like jewels. Just outside the hardscrabble town of San Agustin, Audomaro Canul stands in a field of corn, beans and squash. Slight and wiry with a faint goatee, Canul has an air of soft-spoken patience..."

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Our Work in Mexico

Mexico’s cultural and natural wealth are inextricably intertwined. For thousands of years, its ecosystems have supported the development of pre-Columbian civilizations like the Maya, Olmec, Zapotec and Aztec. Today, these same ecosystems continue to be the source of life for a population of more than 120 million inhabitants— the largest in the Spanish-speaking world!

Since 1986, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has promoted the conservation of Mexico's most valuable natural landscapes- deserts in the north, forests and jungles in the south, and the seas and coasts of the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. We have helped protect more than 8.5 million acres of land and sea.

Today in Mexico, our science, experience and alliances have allowed us to find harmony through balancing human activities and nature. With science-based land, water, oceans and rivers protection strategies, we are moving towards more sustainable development. We not only enable dynamic growth for Mexico and empower people to thrive— we also ensure the conservation of Mexico’s priceless natural capital.

Our Strategies


Learn about how mixing ancient farming practices with modern science is saving forests in Mexico and producing better crops!

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