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Fondo MARENA

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Home to about 5,600 plant species and 300 bird species, the Dominican Republic’s vibrant biodiversity attracts visitors from around the world. In the Dominican Republic, nature supports the lives and livelihoods of the entire population, from coffee farms high in the mountains to fishing communities along the coasts.

The Fondo MARENA is an organization created to develop and finance projects that contribute to the sustainable development of the country’s natural resources. As at December 2022, the Fondo MARENA has has financed 12 projects in areas related to community governance in the management of resources; design and construction of Marine Mammal Sanctuary Estero
Hondo; and Environmental education and awareness.

Download the Fondo MARENA fact sheet.

2009
Fondo MARENA established
2016
CBF partnership agreement
$ 1344149
Total cbf funding to Fondo MARENA to date
12727
sq. km terrestrial protected area
48625
sq. km marine protected area

Local Projects

Donors & Funders

Caribbean Biodiversity Fund