Wildlife and Nature Organizations in the Yucatan
There are many non-profit organizations and NGOs that are doing good work on
behalf of wildlife and wild places in the Yucatan Peninsula. We have listed a few
here. If you know of any that are not listed here, please
Amigos de Isla Contoy
Their mission emphasizes conservation of Isla Contoy and other regional areas
through the sustainable development of local communities.
Amigos de Sian Ka´an
A non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO), working for the
conservation of biodiversity and the maintenance of ecological processes
in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
- Centro Ecologico Akumal
A non-profit, NGO that conducts scientific research on the region's
ecosystems. They have a specific program for studying and protecting
sea turtles in the Akumal area.
Ninos & Crias (Kids & Critters)
They work on conservation of nature in Mexico integrated with education, science and
Peninsula de Yucatan
Conserving flora, fauna and critical ecosystems on the Yucatan Peninsula,
while promoting social development in harmony with nature.
- Rainforest2Reef (formerly Friends of Calakmul)
A non-profit organization dedicated to the onservation of the biological corridor stretching from the rainforest of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve to the Mesoamerican Reef.
Red de Varamientos de Yucatán (Yucatan Stranding Network)
is a non-profit organization located in Merida. They respond to strandings of marine mammals throughout the state of Yucatan. The website
is in Spanish. For a translated version in English, click