PACT is a founding member of the Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund), which is a private, non-profit corporation created by four environmental funds in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. The MAR Fund mission is to conserve the resources and natural processes in the MAR region for the benefit of present and future generations, through the management of natural resources, and technical and financial support for priority areas and issues such as water quality, sustainable tourism, sustainable fisheries and institutional strengthening. The Protected Areas Conservation Trust serves as the administrator of its Grants Program in Belize.
The Belize Nature Conservation Foundation (BNCF) was the product of a Debt for Nature Swap with the United States Government and local NGOs. This agreement required the US Government, with funds from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), to retire US$ 9M in debt from the Government of Belize. The BNCF was officially established in November 2004. Through this agreement, funding is provided to registered management organizations of terrestrial protected areas to carry out projects in the areas of general park management protection, environmental education, equipment, training and research. PACT serves as the administrator of the Foundation’s grants program.
PACT is currently partnering with the following entities in the implementation of the Key Biodiversity Areas Project (GEF/World Bank) and the Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation Project (World Bank).