Land Use / Land Cover
Years of Implementation
The Temporary Employment Program (PET) is a broad government program that provides wages in exchange for participation in projects to benefit the community. PET projects administered by Conanp may relate to monitoring, conservation or sustainable use of wildlife and resources or other conservation objectives (Conanp 2015). For example, a PET-supported livestock management project in the Maderas del Carmen y Ocampo APFF (Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna—Wildlife Protected Area) may improve habitat important to monarchs in Coahuila (Carrera Treviño 2016).
In Guanajuato, the Instituto de Ecología del Estado de Guanajuato (Ecology Institute of the State of Guanajuato) reports that members of the local communities work on projects, including reforestation, soil and water conservation, and fire prevention, that provide salaries ranging from P$125 to P$150 per day. These projects typically occur on private lands and have been conducted in areas where butterflies have also been observed (Guzmán 2016).
Amount of the Incentive
Varies. One project provided P$125 to P$180 per day to each participant