|People get instructions on a conservation project. Photo courtesy Samuel Levy|
Wildlife don’t politely turn around when they reach a national border, so conservation must be a global responsibility. Recognizing that, we have, since 1989, provided more than 2,700 grants for international conservation totaling more than $100 million and raising more than $200 million in additional leveraged funds.
The Service's Mexico Program works with our neighbor to the south. We share hundreds of species with Mexico, and for a country that makes up just 1 percent of the Earth’s land mass, Mexico contains a staggering amount of wildlife: It’s home to one-tenth of all species known to science. We have provided 351 grants in Mexico totaling more than $11 million. Better yet, that original funding has brought in 26 million in leveraged dollars.
As preparations continue for next week's annual meeting of the Canada/Mexico/US Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management, we celebrate three standout partners of our Mexico Program.