Science for the Conservation of Marine Migratory Species in the Eastern Pacific

History and Foundation

Founded in 2006, MigraMar is a network of scientists working on research and conservation of migratory marine species in the region of the Eastern Pacific. Its goal is to implement effective plans for management and conservation that are in keeping with the nature of these creatures.

MigraMar has transitioned from a 10-year established informal network to a new nonprofit structure incorporated in the United States in September 2017 – 501(c)3 status, and implementing projects from Costa Rica where the organization is also legally established.


To research and provide the necessary technical advice for the conservation of the migratory marine species in the Eastern Pacific.

Long-term view

To provide the migratory marine species of the Eastern Pacific with a threat-free environment to guarantee the health of their populations over time.

When MigraMar was founded, and as the work of its members was focussed on the region of the Tropical Eastern Pacific, MigraMar’s work was limited to this section of the ocean. However, owing to the migratory nature of the species researched, the network has evolved, extending its limits and signing agreements and arrangements with researchers from countries such as Mexico, Peru and the United States.

MigraMar is made up of researchers belonging to universities, government agencies and non-profit organizations in different parts of the American continent. The network’s success lies in the values held by its members: respect, excellence, integrity, transparency and a commitment to training.

Where can you find MigraMar:

  • México
  • Costa Rica
  • Panamá
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Perú
  • Chile