Cardumen de loros

2019
Pepillo Salcedo, Domican Republic

Art can be a great channel to transmit environment conservation values and raise conscience about the importance of preserving the natural heritage.

This project is carried out over 52 fishermen boats, currently anchored in the mangrove of Manzanillo bay, in the province of Montecristi, in the Dominican Republic.

It is a landscape work that changes the appearance of the mangrove. Through the color, the boats are turned into another species in the ecosystem.

Information and credits
  • Intervention over 52 fisher boats in the village of Pepillo Salcedo, at Manzanillo Bay, between January 16th and February 8th
  • Framed in the project Biodiversidad Costera y Turismo. Funded by GEF (Global Environmental Facility), coordinated between Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales and the Ministerio de Turismo. The PNUD (Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo) is the project facilitator
  • Plastic paint for wood
  • We want to deeply thank Elia Mariel, Jonathan Delance and all the team at PNUD for their visionary way of working, an for taking a bet on innovation and development of more respectful and sustainable tourism
  • Thanks to Anatheydi and her tireless team at the project Biodiversidad Costera y Turismo, for their support and coordination
  • Thanks to the Association of Fishermen from Pepillo Salcedo, for sharing the true spirit of union and collectivity with us. And transmit us their strength and resilience
  • Thanks to the Association of Mothers from Pepillo Salcedo, especially to Rafaela Rodríguez Sarita, our favorite student, restless and fighter
  • Thanks to the Guardianes de la Bahía, for fighting for the future of Estero Balsa and their beautiful mangrove
  • Thanks to all the Pepillo Salcedo neighbors, for welcoming us and make us feel like true manzanilleros
  • Team Boa: Diego Vicente
  • Support at the studio: Pablo García Mena, Clara González, Irene García, Agustín Rodríguez
  • Photography by Fer TarancoDan Barreri, Isern Cinema and Boa Mistura
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