Mundo Azul was born from an initiative, inspired by the observation of the symbiosis between people and the ocean, in their various interactions. A group of nature lovers dream for the conservation of ocean species. Its main objective is to provide with alternative livelihoods to boost economic sustainability and protect the seas.


        To protect the populations of sharks & rays in Guatemala with a regional visión through better scientific knowledge & educative efforts that generate consciousness & transform human behavior.


        A Guatemala that knows values & protects marine resources & particular sharks & rays as a source of social, environmental & economic prosperity.


        Social Responsibility

        our causes

        To make big changes, we focus on 5 areas:

        Applied research
        Program aimed at the creation and development of scientific skills for our volunteer / practitioner, who integrates to the scientific research projects of the Foundation.
        Community Development
        Focused on programs to develop and improve life quality of fishing communities in the Caribbean of Guatemala, aiming to reduce the pressure on marine-coastal resources of the region.
        environmental education
        Focused on the transmission of knowledge about the environment and sustainable use of natural resources, both to children and young Guatemalans through activities and pedagogical strategies.
        volunteering/ Internship
        Program aimed at the creation and development of technical / scientific and social capacities of students or individuals who have shown interest in marine-coastal resources and their sustainable development.
        With the financial support of our donors and allies, we provide scholarships to the inhabitants of fishing communities of the Atlantic to open economic alternatives that make it possible to take advantage of the available natural resources.

        Lastest News

        Mundo Azul Foundation performs several activities focused on its 5 areas of work. Learn about the activities!

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        Bio-logging Training Workshop & Second Symposium on Eastern Pacific Swimways and Highly Migratory Species

        MigraMar held its annual meeting in Panama City from December 13 to 17, 2017. Founding institutions of MigraMar were present, as well as Eastern Pacific organizations that conduct research on highly migratory species (mainly sharks, rays, whales). and marine turtles). Fundación Mundo was invited to participate on December 14, 15 and 16. Biological and telemetric […]

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        2018 Calendar

        We present the cover of our 2018 Species Calendar that will soon be in our shared files on this website. We keep what we love, we love what we know, we know what we have been taught. (Baba Dioum) The 2018 calendar of Mundo Azul Foundation seeks to disseminate the mission of the Foundation for […]

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        A new species of shark was discovered about 314-384 meters deep in Sotavento, Hawaii. The species called, Etmopterus lailae has an elusive behavior so it is extremely difficult to observe it in the wild. Much of this shark biodiversity is still unknown due to its very small size and because its species lives in very […]

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        Perception changes
        Educational kits
        New species


        Meet the team that is working on the dream of the conservation of species in the oceans.

        Elisa Areano
        Elisa Areano

        Bachelor's Degree in Economics

        Executive Director

          Cleopatra Mendez
          Cleopatra Mendez

          Bachelor's Degree in Sociology

          Director of Education & Sustainability Program

            Marielos Rosales
            Marielos Rosales

            bachelor's degree in aquaculture

            Community development Coordinator

              Christian Zúñiga
              Christian Zúñiga

              Bachelor's degree in Communications

              Communications Coordinator

                Cristopher Avalos
                Cristopher Avalos

                Bachelor's Degree in Aquaculture

                Investigation Coordinator

                  Carlos King
                  Carlos King

                  Field Technician

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                    Paseo Cayalá Guatemala, Guatemala
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                    E-mail: info@fundaciónmundoazul.com Phone:(502) 2493-8050