About us

about us

Amigos de Sian Ka'an is one of the most important Non-Governmental Organizations in Mexico, dedicated to environmental conservation and sustainable development. Founded in 1986 with the original objective of preserving the newly established Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, an UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in Quintana Roo, Mexico, Amigos de Sian Ka'an has expanded its work scope beyond Sian Ka'an and Quintana Roo, encompassing the Eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican Caribbean.


Amigos de Sian Ka'an is a proactive organization that does not use confrontation in order to reach its goal. Instead, it promotes solutions that balance the development of society and the preservation of natural resources through sustainable practices.

With more than 33 years of experience, Amigos de Sian Ka'an team is integrated by scientists and specialists, committed and dedicated to the conservation of the most extensive tropical forests in Mexico, the largest underground rivers in the world, the most important wetlands in Mesoamerica and the second longest coral reef on the planet, as well as promoting the sustainable development of the communities along the Yucatan Peninsula. Natural treasures that provide environmental services such as freshwater capture, landscapes beauty, CO2 capture, coastal protection against hurricanes, among many other services that have enabled the development of the most important tourist destination in Latin America: Cancun-Riviera Maya. 

The work carried out by Amigos de Sian Ka'an is based on state-of –the –art research developed by the NGO to promote public policies such as the decree of natural protected areas, or to design standards, environmental ordinances and urban development plans. Based on those policies, Amigos de Sian Ka'an works in collaboration with communities, entrepreneurs, authorities and students in order to increase the participation of society in nature conservation, through productive projects, the design of good environmental practices, as well as environmental education strategies.

Amigos de Sian Ka'an is a non-profit organization and depends on your donations to protect and preserve the Mexican Caribbean.


To conserve the integrity and functionality of the Yucatan Peninsula's ecosystems, promoting its communities socioeconomic development and influencing in its cultural and environmental policies, based on science.


We are the leading NGO in conservation and sustainable development in the Yucatan Peninsula, with a technical and management team of excellence, in partnership with key members of society.

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