Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Incentive Programs

Temporary Employment Program (Programa de Empleo Temporal, PET)

Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp)

Country
Mexico

Region
Multiple

Land Use / Land Cover
Multiple Categories

Agency Type
Federal

Publication Type
Website/web hub

Original Language
Spanish

Years of Implementation
Ongoing

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).

  • 2015. Programa de Empleo Temporal (PET). www.conanp.gob.mx/pet/.
  • Julio Carrera Treviño. 2016. Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Maderas del Carmen y Ocampo, Director. Personal communication.
  • David Guzmán. 2016. Instituto de Ecología del Estado de Guanajuato, Assistant Director. Personal communication.

Amount of the Incentive
Varies. One project provided P$125 to P$180 per day to each participant

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