Long Term Conservation of Key Wetlands in the Alvarado Lagoon System 1A


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Pronatura Mexico, A.C.

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Funding Program

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)

Project Location: Veracruz

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

Targeted Resources

Birds / Bird Habitat
Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries

Project Description

The Veracruz coast is one of the most important waterfowl and shorebird continental migratory routes. However, extensive cattle grazing and forest fires threaten this wetland complex, especially its mangroves. Over the last 24 years approximately 12,000 acres of mangroves have been lost, and more than 56,000 wetland acres have been turned into grasslands. This project, with the help and involvement of locals, seeks to mitigate the destructive processes and to restore the wetland system to benefit habitat for the conservation of migratory birds The project will be implemented in the 715,175 acre Alvarado Wetland Complex (ALS). It provides habitat to at least 346 bird species, including Snowy Plover, Red Knot Green-winged Teal, American Golden Plover, Wilson’s Plover, and Wilson’s Phalarope. The project will protect 15,355 acres of wetlands through a variety of legal mechanisms; and develop an online training platform for a certificate program in mangrove restoration and sustainable use. Forty-five students will receive training in the first year of operation.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Pronatura Mexico, Tlacotalpan Muncipality, Ejido Isleta

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 394
Project Name: Long Term Conservation of Key Wetlands in the Alvarado Lagoon System 1A
SourceUID:
Latitude: 19.03770856
Longitude: -96.07584698
Country: Mexico
State or Province: Veracruz
County:
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Birds / Bird Habitat
Targeted Resource(s): Wetlands / Marshes / Estuaries
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Pronatura Mexico, A.C.
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: Pronatura Mexico, Tlacotalpan Muncipality, Ejido Isleta
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://fws.gov/birds/grants/north-american-wetland-conservation-act/nawca-project-summariesMX1504.php
Project Comments: Acquisitions may not yet been finalized, so purchased acres amount is the expected purchased acres.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 3223
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 737204
DWH Funder: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)
DWH Dollar Amount : 184353
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 4
Total Amount Leveraged: 552851
Completeness: P