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March 26, 2014

NEW MEGA-DEVELOPMENT ONCE AGAIN PROPOSED FOR CABO PULMO

NEW PLANS TO DEVELOP THE JEWEL OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC
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A new mega-development proposal adjacent to  Mexico’s Cabo Pulmo National Park has been registered with the Enviromental Secretary (SEMARNAT) asking for permits to build.
 
This is the third time in recent years that a major real-estate development, which would destroy the reserve’s coral reef system and vibrant sea life, is proposed for the site on the East Cape.
 
WILDCOAST has worked since 2010  to protect the park from a massive resort known as “Cabo Cortés” that was proposed by Hansa Baja Investments, the Mexican subsidiary of Spain’s Hansa Urbana. Following a multi-year international campaign, then-President Calderón cancelled the environmental permits for Cabo Cortés in June 2012.
 
In August 2012,  a new version of the project, called “Los Pericúes,” was presented to SEMARNAT, but eventually was withdrwn from formal consideration.
 
The new proposed development is called “Cabo Dorado,” and is planned for over 9,000 acres at Cabo Pulmo. The proposal calls for nine hotels and condos with about 22,500 rooms, as well as two professional golf courses and driving ranges.
 
WILDCOAST recently learned that the company behind the development is Beijing Sansong International Trade Group Co., Ltd. (“Sansong Group”), who bought the land from Sabadell (Spanish) Bank. This Chinese group is working with La Rivera Desarrollos of Baja California. For more information contact Fay Crevoshay at fay@wildcoast.net or 619-423-8665 ext 205.