Fundación Ecológica Maguá is a non-profit institution destined to carry out projects aimed at the conservation and recovery of the Environment and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic. For this, a multidisciplinary team made up of professionals in Ecology and Environmental Management, Sociology and Administration team up to develop projects and programs characterized by efficiency in the administration of resources and excellence in their field results in natural ecosystems.
Fundación Ecológica Maguá is a private, non-profit organization created in Santiago, Dominican Republic, on December 1st, 2017. It was founded by a group of businessmen and academics in order to develop activities and projects that favor the conservation of the environment and natural resources of Hispaniola, particularly through education, participatory social integration, research, conservation and extension.
The work focus was initially directed at the conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems, however, due to the close dependence of these with terrestrial ecosystems, it has been decided to prepare a number of proposals aimed at them, particularly aimed at sanitation, watershed management and conservation of biological diversity.
The Foundation's first steps took place long before its formal constitution, in the form of an informal group dedicated to carrying out conservation activities in Sosúa, Puerto Plata, where work began in 2009 channeling resources to work for the hand in hand with the Ministry of Environment and the fishing community of Sosúa in the restoration of the mangrove ecosystem located at the mouth of the Sosúa river, in addition to monitoring and environmental protection of the area, in works for the ecological repair of underwater ecosystems, research and coral gardening in the bay. In another sense, the joint work began by participating and collaborating with other public, private and non-profit institutions for the management of marine resources in Boca Chica in early 2018. Currently, the foundation is seeking partners and sponsorship with the In order to consolidate current projects more firmly and expand their reach to other locations.