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Fundación Rene Ferguson A.C

This Foundation was set up in memory of Rene Ferguson and its objective is to support able young women, who are suffering financial hardship, through a degree course by assisting them with the expenses of college tuition and books. Donations to the foundation are tax deductible in the United States through The Rene Ferguson Foundation. Please contact Erica Islas at La Quinta Troppo or at

Comisión para la Defensa de la Pesca Deportiva A.C.

A group comprised of sport fishermen and sport fishing captains concerned with the conservation and protection of their natural resources. They support projects of conservation, preservation, catch and release in sport fishing, the ill effects of over fishing and education on these themes. For more information you can contact Comisión para la Defensa de la Pesca Deportiva A.C., founder and president, Capt. Ruben Lopez, at 755-108-6506, 755-554-6839, or by e-mail:  

The Netza Project

The Netza Project is a U.S. and Mexico registered non-profit organization that works to advance literacy, education and economic opportunity for all, in particular supporting the vision and expansion of The Netzahualcoyotl School and Kindergarten for Indigenous Children in Zihuatanejo, which today educates over 400 migrant, native and street children – many of whom speak Nahuatl, Mixteco, Amusgo and Tlapaneco, and who otherwise might not be in school.  The Netza Project also advocates equality and social justice through dormitory shelter, health programs, women’s micro-finance, adult literacy, scholarships, and international volunteerism by fostering respect for diversity and celebrating native culture.  See ; contact Lisa Martin ; US cell 508-284-0078; Mexico cell 044 755 10 01173.

Por Los Niños de Zihuatanejo, AC.

A community-based, non-profit association, founded by the Zihua SailFest, to provide educational opportunities to economically disadvantaged children in Zihuatanejo. Por Los Niños supports learning and school repair projects at more than 12 under-funded primary schools and kindergartens. Contact: Lorenzo Marbut, home: 755-554-2115, cell: 755-102-4463,  

The Rotary Club is a world-wide service organization with the purpose to help those in need. In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo there are three groups:

Club Rotario Ixtapa – Nuevas Generaciones
New Generations Rotary Club meets at the Hotel Emporio in Ixtapa 2:30pm Wednesdays, Phone: (755) 553-0018

Club Rotario de Zihuatanejo, A.C.
Zihuatanejo Rotary Club Hotel Catalina, road to Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo, Phone: (755) 554-9321

Club Rotario de Zihuatanejo Tercer Milenio
Third Millennium Rotary Club of Zihuatanejo Hotel Riviera Beach Ixtapa
Phone: (755) 554-7645

S.O.S. Bahia, A.C.

Local non-profit group dedicated to the rescue and long-term preservation of the ecological integrity of the Bay of Zihuatanejo. Promotes environmental awareness, advocates the sustainable development of the bay’s surroundings, and works to stop water pollution and the destruction of wildlife habitat in and around the bay. Collects and distributes information about the issues concerning the bay and organizes periodical beach cleanups.  Gladly accepts volunteer contributions and donations. , .

SPAZ-HKP “Helene Krebs Posse” Humane Society of Zihuatanejo

(Sociedad Protectora de Animales de Zihuatanejo Helene Krebs Posse) Offers sterilization clinics, free adoptions, educational out reach programs, treatment and rehabilitation for wounded, homeless or abandoned animals. Sells t-shirts and memberships to raise funds, gladly accepts donations.  Located at Casa Marina, next to the basketball court facing the bay in central Zihuatanejo. Casa Marina, Paseo del Pescador #9, Col. Centro 40880 Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, México, Tel. (755) 554-2373. ,

Zihuafest A.C. – The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival brings international musicians to Zihuatanejo from all across the world. Ten days of live music in Paradise includes many genres and including two free-to-the-public concerts, one for the school children of Zihuatanejo and the other for the city of Zihuatanejo. The Festival is a registered not-for-profit association in Mexico and a percentage of festival proceeds go toward supporting Music, Art and Cultural Education in the community. Sponsors, Donors, and Volunteers always needed. ,

If you don’t see your organization listed here, please send us your mission statement and contact information to get on the list,  Visit:

S.O.S. Bahía

By Michel Janicot

On October 30, 1999, a group of concerned citizens representing local organizations of ecologists, hotel and restaurant owners associations, fishermen and labor union representatives, among others, formed a grass roots movement dedicated to the preservation of the bay of Zihuatanejo, Movimiento para el rescate y Preservación de la Bahía… Visit:

Campamento Aeropuerto Turtle Sanctuary

By Jorge Luis Delgado

Sea turtles are a protected species in Mexico but they are still in danger. Although illegal, the poaching of turtle eggs to sell as food is still practiced along Mexico’s coasts. To protect the eggs they are dug up and relocated to sanctuaries so that they can hatch and be released into the ocean. Many places in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area host turtle release programs, where the baby sea turtles are taken from their holding tanks and placed onto the sand so they can walk toward the ocean. Many of the visitors who enjoy this activity may not know about the difficult tasks that lead up it. Not just the late-night collecting of the eggs and relocating them to the safe sanctuaries for hatching, but the daily care and feeding of the baby turtles after they hatch to get them ready for release.

Mr. Emeterio Garcia Cisneros is a volunteer at the sea turtle sanctuary, Campamento Aeropuerto, located on Playa Blanca near the International Airport, in the property of the Rendón Terrazas family… Visit:


1 Comment

  1. Nice writing style. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Chris Moran

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