Makoi's contribution to the preservation of our planet
- We support selected environmental projects by donating CHF 2 for every item sold.
- We provide information about the projects on our websites and on social media to bring them attention.
- We raise awareness among the makoi Family by discussing topics such as environmental protection and sustainability.
- To the best of our knowledge, we try to act in an environmentally friendly, sustainable and fair manner.
In cooperation with our friend Stephanie Schnellmann we support a project in Ecuador.
The rehabilitation center "Centro de Rehabilitación de Fauna Marino Costera" works for the protection of the animals in Ecuador.
We care very much about this project. Our donations go directly to the responsible persons of the animal rehabilitation center. Through our direct contact we can follow how and where exactly our donations are used. We would like to help support the center and its valuable work.
We know Stephanie from Switzerland. She is a good friend of the Makoi family and currently lives in Ecuador. There she is our volunteer and direct contact person and takes care of our project on site. She is an absolute nature lover and stands up for the protection of our environment. She care very much about the help for "animals in need".
On site in Ecuador, Ruben is the veterinarian. He depends on any help and donations, because the rehabilitation center hardly gets any support from the state. At the center, they take in any kind of injured or weakened animals to vet them, care for them, and offer them the best possible recovery. The animal patients can simply be dropped off. The team around Ruben will take care of them. Ruben's rehabilitation center specializes mainly in marine life.
We donate to Ruben, in order to protect these very important animals for our ecosystem. Ruben should get more support in his work and expand the rehabilitation center. He needs more space to create optimal conditions for the care of the animals. The big goal of the center is to bring the animals back to their natural environment. The animals should be able to survive in the wild again on their own. It is also very important that the animals can fully recover after operations. In order to fulfill these tasks, medical equipment is urgently needed.
Who is Ruben? His full name is Rubén Alemán Lucero. He is a veterinarian and zoo technician and has been working for conservation for 20 years. His specialties are conservation medicine and wildlife medicine. Ruben is also a certified assistance dog trainer and animal behavior specialist. He currently works at Machalilla National Park and is responsible for biodiversity technical management.
After gathering information about marine animal mortality and thereby realizing that 98 percent of sea turtle mortality is caused by humans, he founded the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center in 2013. The center is now almost 9 years old and continues to operate thanks to self-help and support from NGOs, foundations, friends and private benefactors.
With your help and your purchase of our products, YOU also support Ruben and his team in Ecuador and thus contribute to something valuable. Help protect our planet and become part of the Makoi family!
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If you like you can of course leave a donation for the center directly.
In 2020, we have donated together 181 times since July to two selected environmental protection organizations. Every item purchased has donated. Half of the contributions thus donated by you went to: