MEGAFAUNA MARINA, ATENCIÓN, RESCATE, ECOLOGÍA Y SOCIEDAD
Marine Megafauna: Response, Rescue, Ecology and Society
MMARES, AC (Marine Megafauna: Response, Rescue, Ecology and Society) is a group of individuals from different institutions (PROFEPA, CICIMAR, UABCS, MUSEO DE LA BALLENA Y CIENCIAS DEL MAR, SOMEMMA) and volunteers dedicated to research, conservation, and outreach of marine megafauna, with a special focus on marine mammals and strandings. This association arises from our activities carried out since 2012, as members of La Paz's Marine Mammal Stranding Network, in order to continue developing our functions from a more solid platform and accessing more options such as funding for research, conservation, and collaborations.
To be a leading, transparent, trustworthy, honest, and innovative organization in the conservation of aquatic biodiversity, which contributes to the formation of cultural sustainability within society in order to instill environmental values that allow recognizing the importance of aquatic resources and of their importance in the development of sustainable societies. This will be achieved through collaboration with the three levels of government, as well as national and foreign institutions such as universities, research centers, and different sectors of civil society. Actions of education, training, technical assistance, development of studies and projects, managing or providing resources to achieve conservation, management, and sustainable use of species and derivatives of aquatic biodiversity will be promoted.