FONDOAX has two local partners through which they focus their plastic pollution efforts:
JUNGLA PLÁSTICA (Plastic Jungle): a local NGO that helps collect and manage plastic, glass and metal waste in the community. They offer to pick up recyclable waste free of charge from homes and find the correct processing organizations to dispose of them correctly and safely.
VIVEMAR: an NGO primarily focused on turtle conservation, they regularly host cleanups of the turtle nesting beaches.
We are currently building microplastics collectors in the shape of large sand-sifting cannons to aid in keeping the beaches clean as well as continue education efforts.
FONDOAX works alongside a community-run NGO to help these essential ecosystems recover and thrive.
LAGARTO REAL VENTANILLA: A local cooperative made up of members from the local community in the Ventanilla Lagoon, they have an amazing program dedicated to preserving the local ecosystem, specifically the mangroves and alligator population. One of the main participants of the Trees&Seas festival, in 2021 they planted over 90,000 mangrove trees, an effort which has a massive positive impact on the local fauna.
VIVEMAR: This great NGO works towards the conservation of local and endemic fauna. One of their main projects is the conservation of sea turtle species. Working with Leatherback, Green and Hawksbill species, they’ve helped thousands of turtles nest safely along the Oaxacan Coast, all the way from Bachoco beach to Vigia beach. Through constant innovation and a dedicated team, they’ve helped these species recover year by year.