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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 sustainable development.
  • Pronatura 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.
  • REVAY logo 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 here.
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