2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Regional Coordinator at FONNOR, A.C.

FONNOR, A.C. (Fondo Noroeste), is a regional fund that provides financial services and capacity building for conservation efforts in the Gulf of California and Northwestern Mexico.

Guadalajara, Jalisco 44610

Paola studied biology in Guadalajara and has a master’s degree in geography by McGill University in Canada.
She has worked with non-governmental organizations in natural resources management, as well as creating local efforts on payments for ecosystem services. 
During five years she worked in the National Forestry Commission in Mexico, designing and managing the program “Local
payment for ecosystem services mechanisms through matching funds
”, a nationwide program that seeks to incentivize the participation of users of ecosystem services involving them in watershed conservation. 
Nowadays Paola works at the Northwest Fund (FONNOR), where she coordinates activities at the Pacific coast of Mexico in order to ensure integrated management of coastal watersheds. 

Interest Areas

Collaboration Interests

payment for ecosystem services, watershed management, biodiversity offsets

Chapters and Affinity Groups