Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Incentive Programs

Payment for Environmental Services (Pagos por Servicios Ambientales, PAS)

Commission nationale des aires naturelles protégées | Commission nationale des forêts


Land Use / Land Cover
Catégories multiples

Agency Type

Publication Type
Report, Website/web hub

Original Language

Years of Implementation

Payments for Environmental Services (PSA) is a program administered by the National Forestry Commission (Comisión Nacional Forestal—Conafor) and supported by partners such as Conanp, which funds multiple kinds of projects, including those that provide biodiversity benefits in natural protected areas (Conanp 2014). In Baja California, the Valle de los Cirios APFF receives financial support through Conafor to prevent and control wildfires in the desert grassland ecosystem (Escoto Rodríguez 2016). This program currently funds work in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (La Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca). PSA Concurrent Funds are targeted, as with the Monarch Fund (Fondo Monarca) (Conafor et al. 2013).

  • Conafor, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, and Fondo Monarca. 2013. Un instrumento innovador de pago por servicios ambientales en apoyo a la conservación de bosques y a la retribución a las comunidades forestales.
  • 2014. Programa de Pago de Servicios Ambientales en Áreas Naturales Protegidas.
  • Fernando Escoto Rodríguez. 2016. Valle de los Cirios APFF, Assistant Director. Personal communication.

Amount of the Incentive