Retreat: Cuixmala
Mexico > Jalisco

The Cuixmala Ecological Foundation (FECx) is a non goveramental organization established on May 1988 and was instrumental in establishing the vast Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve, the first reserve of its kind in Mexico to protect this type of ecosystem and the fourth most important in terms of biodiversity. The Foundation has supported a variety of projects, ranging from habitat conservation (forest and wetlands), threatened species (marine turtles, crocodiles, jaguars, pumas, parrots), and through the application of organic agriculture and forestry plantations as alternatives for sustainable use.