MarVivo’s Projects Employ a Model of True Partnership That Builds Generational Relationships and Produces Transformational Results

MarVivo aims to promote community-based mangrove management in combination with wildlife conservation through programs that benefit communities, wildlife and ecologically important habitats.

Magnificent Magdalena Bay™ – A marine and mangrove preservation project

Building a sustainable local economy using science, partnerships and initiatives.

A creative space to foster sustainable economic growth in the community.

The MagBay Community is a Direct Major Stakeholder
In All MarVivo Projects

MarVivo is building trust and enthusiasm among ALL stakeholders through mutual respect, full transparency, capacity building and open, mutual knowledge sharing and transfer.

Important components of the MagBay MarVivo Project will include environmental education and sensitization, wildlife and habitat assessments, monitoring to prevent outside industrial exploitation as sustainable and alternative livelihoods support to those mangrove and marine dependent communities.

The communities around Magdalena will be primary stakeholders in all programs through the creation of community enterprises, making them the long-term catalysts for net-positive change.

MarVivo will pursue market-based conservation strategies that address the environmental, economic, and social concerns of the partner communities.

Environmental initiatives are being designed in collaboration with government and community partners to ensure relevance, program sustainability, and sound cause-and-effect scenarios.

MarVivo’s innovative conservation funding mechanisms will support community projects that are designed to address poverty, one of the main drivers of deforestation, and create new sustainable economic opportunities.

When the boundaries of protected areas are delineated through stakeholder consultation and consensus, encroachment becomes less likely and enforcement becomes more effective.

When local communities are involved in the governance and protection of their ecosystems, much of the pressure on both nature and governments can be relieved.