CIIPE Research Center 

We welcome scientists and universities to research the surrounding environment for ecological preservation. We encourage projects that bring new ideas in the preservation field. 


Besides the ongoing turtle preservation project, there are numerous other projects and research opportunities in the area. Potential investigations include: resource preservation and management of endemic species, such as crabs, alligators, iguanas, spiders, snakes, birds, plants, oysters, fish, Waste Management and much more. 

The center will be lead by an international group of scientists which will form the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). This will thus be a national and international effort to preserve thriving environment such as the Tecolutla ecosystems. 

At the moment, we are in the process of securing funding for a full laboratory. If you are interested in funding these efforts, see here.

As the laboratory is under construction in a land that Lazaro Herrera donated, we currently welcome research projects focused on naturalistic observations, including case studies with sampling. We give priority to waste management programs and advise from waste management specialist as to how to approach this growing problem in the area and the world.

A fundraising effort is on its way to gather sufficient funds to build the Research laboratory and the Conference Room, also called SUM (Multiple Uses Room).

You can visit our page in facebook to start donating. All the proceeds will be reported as well as moneys spent. A external, chosen volunteer by the committee will handle all the proceeds and report to the public periodically. PLEASE HELP!!

If your university is interested in conducting research at CEMEVE, contact us at We look forward to hearing from you.