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 stabilize the population of marine species in danger, especially sharks and rays in the Caribbean of Guatemala; through science and community strengthening which will provide the creation of alternative livelihoods', which eventually will substitute fishing.
        To promote the sustainable use of marine resources, especially sharks and rays in Guatemala's Caribbean, through social involvement and implementation of scientific and technical processes that will benefit coastal communities.

        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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        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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        Why are oceans important? The oceans are the soul of the earth and humanity. The oceans are about three-quarters of our planet and contain about 97% of the planet’s water. The oceans produce more than a half of the oxygen we breathe, oceans made it from the carbon that is absorbe from the atmosphere. No […]

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        From October 3 to 6 of 2017, the first tour was carried out to explain the project: “Environmental Education Program on Plastic Reduction, Reuse and Recycling for the Conservation of Marine Ecosystems of Livingston, Guatemala”. This tour had its main purpose in presenting this project in greater detail to the authorities of the chosen schools […]

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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

          Cristopher Avalos

          Cristopher Avalos

          Lic. en Acuicultura

          Investigation Coordinator

            Ana Hacohen

            Ana Hacohen

            phD in marine science

            Research Director

              Christian Zúñiga

              Christian Zúñiga

              Bachelor's degree in Communications

              Communications Coordinator

                Marielos Rosales

                Marielos Rosales

                bachelor's degree in aquaculture

                Community development Coordinator

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