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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        During last week of august, Fundación Mundo Azul kept working with boys and girls of El Quetzalito in Guatemalan Caribbean. On this activity these guys learnt efficient strategies based on critical thinking to develop their creativity. As an example they learnt to paint portraits, also through interviews (that they perfomed by themselves) a comic was […]

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        Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus)

        The Sandbar Shark is characterized by having the first long and tall dorsal fin, while its pectoral fins are broad and long. Its coloration is mostly gray, although its ventral part is pale. This shark lives in the intertidal zone, that is to say the coastal strip where a mixture of strips of water and […]

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        Longfin Mako Shark (Isurus paucus)

        With a slightly larger size than the Shortfin Mako Shark, the Longfin Mako Shark is an imposing shark with hydrodynamic characteristics, its pectoral fins are long and have a slightly pointed and dark snout. Its habitat is still not fully known to researchers, although there are indications that it is epipelagic (all marine species  live […]

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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

          Francisco Polanco

          Francisco Polanco

          Bachelor's degree in Aquaculture

          Research 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) 2219-5665