Technical Committee

Made up of specialists in marine ecosystems, scientists and members of well recognized NGOs in Mexico. It is a multidisciplinary team that dedicates their time, knowledge and effort to shape and consolidate this initiative.

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Explorer who for two decades has promoted the designation of Protected Areas in Mexico. He was part of the team that created the National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP) and as a specialist plays an active role in project design and fundraising

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Master in Administration and Public Policy from Tec de Monterrey, with courses at Harvard; specialist in Energy and Environmental Policy and Management, she has a diploma in digital transformation from MIT. For 10 years, she has been a consultant at ANMARK, Strategy and Development.

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Law graduate, environmentalist who has worked directing the
institutional and public relations in Equilibrio, our conservation related communication
project where she has also published written articles and helped ensure the donation of
important sponsors. Ms Gómez has experience in the development of multiple
conservation projects. Member of Orgcas and Beta Diverisidad, A.C.

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Director of Marine Conservation of the Pelagios Kakunjá organization. Doctor in Ecology from the University of California, 2006. He co-founded MigraMar and currently directs projects on hammerhead, mako and white shark nursery areas, as well as giant manta rays.

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Since 2004 he has been president of the Sustainable Northeast (NOS) and is part of the Latin American Network of Coastal Managers. He has more than 35 years of experience in the management and conservation of biodiversity and natural resources. He has participated in conservation efforts in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, as well as Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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Renowned Mexican underwater photographer, who has dedicated his efforts to promoting the conservation of the planet's oceans through the dissemination of his images. “Communications is also conservation”

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Doctor from the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. He is part of the International League of Conservation Photographer. He is the founder of Mares Mexicanos and coordinates a research group on the importance of mangroves for fisheries.

Allies 

Thanks to our partnership with different people, companies, agencies, international organizations, and other institutions, FOMARES is able to achieve our goal and spread our message.

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Mexico Azul Foundation founder and president, under water photographer and dive master.

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Ocean defender, underwater photographer and founder of Dive Ninjas.

Jay has contributed to FOMARES donating these photographs:

Sea turtle

Nudibranch

Shark

Manta Ray

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Shawn Heinrichs

Artist and Emmy-award winning cinematographer, photographer and marine conservationist. Co-founder of Sea Legacy.

Shawn has contributed to FOMARES donating these photographs and videos:

Humpback Whale

Whale Shark

Turtles Video

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Executive director of the Great Whale Conservancy. For the past 28 consecutive years Michael has conducted annual field research on the blue whale in the Sea of Cortez  and South Baja California Pacific

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Oceanologist specializing in sharks, diving instructor and conservationist. 

Gador has contributed to FOMARES donating these photographs and videos:

Blue whale video

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Nature photographer, producer and adventure consultant. 

Jorge has contributed to FOMARES donating these photographs:

Whale Photo

Sea lion

School of fish

Equilibrio cover 

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Underwater photographer and videographer working in Baja California Sur for Backacatter and Nautilus Liveaboards. David was an important collaborator on FOMARES’ first mini film which you can view here and at our home page.

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Orgcas director and nature Photographer.

Porfiria has contributed to FOMARES donating these photographs:

Water surface

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Environmental ocean policy specialist who has worked for over a decade to advance international marine conservation priorities. She has worked on marine issues for governments, the private sector and international organizations and specializes in ocean law and policy. She has a background in marine biology and is an active diver.

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Dive instructor,  entrepreneur and avid ocean conservationist. Founder of Dive and More and MyDivePro.
Her mission is to incorporate ocean conservation and awareness into daily diving activities. 
Danielle has developed and designed the current Fomares website.

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Marine biologist by the Autonomous University of South Baja California, founder of ECO (Ecosystems and Conservation Association)

Jorge has contributed to FOMARES donating this video:

Sharks video 

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Director of photography by Bond University of Australia, underwater videographer, drone pilot and editor, works in Baja California Sur with NGO ORGCAS.

has contributed to FOMARES donating these photographs:

Scientific research

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Photography director, producer and documentalist.

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Specialist in the management of natural resources and wildlife, particularly in the recovery of threatened species. Team member in Beta Diversidad, A.C. where he participates in the planning, instrumentation and operation of various wildlife conservation programs, both in UMA and in Natural Protected Areas.

Ramon has contributed to FOMARES donating this photo:

Coral Reef

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Pilot and natural history filmmaker.

Maru has contributed to FOMARES donating these videos:

Rays video

Sea lion video

 
 

Ambassadors

FOMARES’ message should be known throughout the world; this is why our ambassadors are people with an impeccable trajectory, remarkable drive and with the power of amplifying and spreading our mission.

 

Advisors

The effective conservation of the oceans requires a scientific basis, as well as the guidance of marine passionate experts. In this context, a group of well-respected and recognized people have joined FOMARES who as advisers contribute with their expertise to this important project.

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Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New
Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with
experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several
corporate and non-profit organizations.

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Canadian photographer, videographer and marine biologist who has been documenting our planet's species and natural beauty as well as its plight for over twenty-five years. Paul is co-founder of the organization SeaLegacy and due to his successful career as a photographer, he was included into the International Photography Hall of Fame in 2019. He is a speaker, author, and National Geographic Fellow.

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International Ocean Policy Expert at Mission Blue who has worked for over 2 decades in Latin America and around the globe to establish large-scale highly and fully protected marine areas.  UNFCCC COP25 Presidential Committee Representative, COP26 Ocean Champion, Wilson Center Latin American Fellow, Ikelite Ambassador, diver and photographer

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Mexican marine biologist and photographer world-renowned for her extensive career with National Geographic and as co-founder of the organization SeaLegacy. Cristina focuses on using the power of images to advocate for ocean protection and is also a founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Sony Imagery Artisan and, along with her husband Paul Nicklen, has been named one of the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. He has received many prestigious awards, including the Smithsonian Photographer of the Year Award.