About Us

The Nakawe Project: We want to take care of our planet.

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We aim...

to spread the word about localized environmental problems, act over those damaged places and educate people about how to take care of the earth. We want to inform society so they can act against threats the Planet suffers, to avoid an irreversible and vital loss.

The meaning of the word “Nakawe” comes from the wixarika indigenous culture, in america. Nakawe is the Huichol Goddess of the earth. She is the mother of all of the other Gods and of all plant and animal life on the earth.

Origin

NAKAWE IS A NON-PROFIT AND PROACTIVE ENTITY, FOUNDED IN 2014 IN BARCELONA, formed by a small group of professionals from different sectors committed to the environment and humanity, with a shared passion; the ocean, our first mission is to help save the world’s dwindling shark populations.

As a non-profit organization, our objective is to collaborate with governmental and non-governmental institutions, with the diving industry, industrial fisheries, recreational anglers and, of course, with all shark lovers worldwide.

THE NAKAWE PROJECT

We want to take care of our planet

We aim to spread the word about localized environmental problems, act over those damaged places and educate people about how to take care of the earth. We want to inform society so they can act against threats the Planet suffers, to avoid an irreversible and vital loss.

You can help Nakawe by being a Nakawe Member or Making a Donation. While helping us, you will have several benefits with our partners and sponsors around the world.

  • SPREADING
    Spread the world about emergency conservation issues. Nakawe aims to create programs based on increasing society’s awareness.
  • EDUCATION
    Conservation education awareness programs supported by design and production of audio- visual content.
  • ACTION
    Cooperate with unprotected Heritages Sites and damage places to provide them solutions and resources.

Shark Finning Combat

Shark finning is a global problem. Most shark fins are consumed in China and the Far East, but the supply comes from the seafood industry in many other countries.. While the shark fin trade is banned in a certain places and some countries have laws that control shark finning, we are still far to reach our goal of a worldwide ban on shark finning.

This project aims to raise awareness to the serious situation caused by illegal fishing activities in this marine sanctuary: the park rangers on the island and volunteers are constantly finding fishing lines and hooks within the Protected Area around Cocos Island. This reflects in a huge quantity of tunas and sharks illegally captured and, by extension, an irreplaceable loss in the form of bycatch.

Team

We want to take care of our planet.

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