[Coral-List] Launching of an Environmental Guide for Tourists in the Mexican Caribbean

Lucy Gallagher lucy at mexiconservacion.org
Thu Apr 5 09:05:58 EDT 2007

On the 10th March 2007, Mexiconservación, a small Mexican non-government organization, officially launched its “Green Guide to the Mexican Caribbean”, a colorful bi-lingual manual designed to educate both individuals and businesses as to the value of the region’s biodiversity and the threats it faces. 
  The aim of the Green Guide is to arm both tourists and the tourist industry with the basic tools necessary for the protection of the region’s fragile ecosystems. It includes conservation guidelines relating to sea turtles, coral reefs, mangroves, seagrasses, cenotes (or sinkholes), lagoons and beaches. It also offers good practices recommendations for sport fishing, recreational boating and hotel and restaurant management.
  The Green Guide was designed to be a permanent manual of reference in hotel rooms throughout the Mexican Caribbean. It was published with the financial support of the Mexican National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System project (MBRS project), Project Aware and many small local businesses.
  In order to view the Green Guide, go to: www.mexiconservacion.org or contact us at info at mexiconservacion.org.

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