About this initiative
Five projects won the 2022 FMA Fund

The initiatives selected from 110 applications will receive funding and support from the Fundación Mar Adentro team during this year.

Below we briefly describe the winning projects of the 2022 FMA Fund:

Conservation, Memory and Heritage in the El Culebrón Wetland. It ‘s an initiative that seeks to protect this wetland located in Coquimbo by raising awareness and empowering the residents of Barrio Baquedano with the wetland. Furthermore, it promotes remembrance as a learning tool, to strengthen community resilience against the risk of natural disasters.

Social training program for the propagation of native flora in Pichidangui: A project whose objective is the conservation and propagation of the threatened endemic native flora on the Pichidangui coastline, for which they will carry out field trips and seminars on the recognition of endemic species in the field, collection of seeds and cuttings, nurseries, substrates and irrigation, among other things.

Certification and Participatory Community Water Monitoring Network for resilience against water scarcity and climate change in five locations of the Biobío Region. Its objective is to create a network of Participatory Community Sampling (MCP) with international validation, through the Global Water Watch (GWW) certification, to train 5 organizations from 5 locations (Concepción, Penco, Tomé, Laja and Los Álamos) in the use of the “Alabama Water Watch Lamotte Kit” for water quality. Through monthly monitoring, they seek to characterize small basins that are key to the functioning of these locations, but for which there is no data in the current institutional framework. This network hopes to sustain and expand hydrological monitoring capacity, generate early warning systems and allow integrated planning for communities at risk of water scarcity.

Local biocultural knowledge for wetland restoration and its contributions. A project that seeks to strengthen leadership skills of women in the Toltén community, and also teach them agroecological techniques associated with the care of wetlands, to reduce the threats they present due to the use of agrochemicals. They will develop “floral islands with native species” to recover pollinators in the crop area and test the recovery of native species, among other initiatives.

Sounds to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems: learning about biocultural heritage with the community radio. A Project for the community radio in Puerto Aguirre and Caleta Andrade -towns of Isla Huichas in the Aysén region- that seeks to educate about biocultural heritage through sound landscapes and the gathering of information for radio capsules with the community, to promote the care of marine ecosystems.