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Mexico: rescue and preservation of the Ambystoma Salamander

Environmental protection

Mexico: rescue and preservation of the Ambystoma Salamander

Objective: Promote sustainable ranching and environmental awareness in the Janos Valley Grasslands.

  • Status

    Project completed

  • Location Mexico

A salamander's tale: preserving an endangered species, encouraging eco-tourism and equipping a scientific centre in Mexico.

Due to the lack of management of natural resources, the Ambystoma Mexicanum salamander is endangered.
To tackle these issues, the Foundation is funding the equipment of an 'Alstom Environmental Conservation Centre': a scientific centre whose current researches include database about the salamander.

The project also promotes educational programs. Recently, some people from El Oro's community volunteered to visit our local partner 'Grupedsac' to learn about sustainable practices and materials to enhance their living conditions.
Further workshops will also offer the opportunity to produce arts and crafts and the creation of a botanic garden.



The Alstom Foundation has already worked with Grupedsac on different projects always with great outcomes. This group is a civil association concerned with sustainable welfare of Mexican land and sustainable development of the country. It provides training and development of the skills necessary to use environmentally friendly alternative technologies which can increase self-sufficiency of water, food, shelter and energy.

REDES Protection of species
Sponsor: Cintia Angulo

  • Promoter

    Edgar Esquivel Quiroga