Just last week the statue of Jacques Yves Cousteau, located on the malecon and Republica, was unveiled. The state of Baja California Sur commissioned sculptor Salvador Rocha to help pay homage to the world famous French explorer. Cousteau spent a great deal of time exploring the Sea of Cortez and described it as the “aquarium of the world”.
Archive for June 3rd, 2012
This summer, RED Sustainable Travel is partnering with Grupo Tortuguero‘s ProCaguama (Operation Loggerhead) to offer the travel experience of a lifetime. This adventure makes you part of one of the most exciting and successful sea turtle conservation projects on the planet. Join the ProCaguama team in its effort to rescue endangered loggerhead turtles on the Pacific Coast of the Baja California Peninsula. Pacific loggerheads nest along the Japanese archipelago and as juveniles, some travel thousands of miles to Mexico, confronting threats from both predators and incidental capture in fishing gear. ProCaguama and partners discovered that juvenile loggerheads could spend several decades foraging their way to maturity at a hotspot in the legendarily rich waters of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, offering an extraordinary conservation opportunity.
The ProCaguama loggerhead project partners with local fishermen in Magdalena Bay to reduce bycatch, while increasing the sustainability of fisheries and the wellbeing of local communities. ProCaguama works with women and youth, and through outreach, education, and support for sustainable economic alternatives, is gaining ground on recovering this endangered species.
This summer join Dr. Hoyt Peckham, Director of Fisheries and Science at Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias and leader of the ProCaguama project, and work alongside his team of scientists (ranging from biologists to economists), fishermen and community members in Magdalena Bay. You’ll head offshore to capture, study, and release turtles. You’ll also visit the historic lighthouse of San Lazaro, and participate in the Annual Sea Turtle Festival – a natural and cultural celebration.
The RED Sustainable Travel project was founded in 2009 with the idea that conservation and socioeconomic well-being go hand in hand. Since its founding, the RED project has shattered paradigms, changed lives, and created natural resource stewards in rural communities throughout NW Mexico. We are strident in our commitment to local people as the solution to long-term environmental conservation issues.
For more information, visit the Loggerhead Turtle Conservation Team Adventure webpage or contact us directly to email@example.com.