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June 10, 2011

TAKE ACTION and Save Cabo Pulmo: A Mexican Treasure.

Help us save Cabo Pulmo!
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Image provided by Octavio Aburto

Cabo Pulmo has the largest coral reef system in the Gulf of California and possibly the oldest reef in the Northeastern Pacific. It is home to more than 250 species, including different species of small fish, giant manta rays, sharks and sea turtles, serves as the passing route of humpback whales and is a haven for protected species considered rare or threatened. Given its ecological importance and striking beauty, the Mexican federal government named it a Natural Protected Area in 1995, and UNESCO declared it a Natural Heritage Site in 2005.

Unfortunately, Cabo Pulmo is under threat! Hansa Urbana, a Spanish company, has decided to build a mega-resort next to this Mexican treasure.  The project name is Cabo Cortes, and its development could mean the destruction of this fragile habitat. 


We need your help to SAVE the reef at CABO PULMO before it’s too late!
 
What can you do?
 
·      Sign a petition: Tell the government to revoke the permits given to Hansa Urbana to start construction on this mega-development project.
  
·      Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter: Receive the latest news on the work being done to Save Cabo Pulmo. Register now!

·      Spread the word: Encourage friends to sign the petition, send an email to contacts, share this story on your blog and post it on your Facebook, Twitter or MySpace profile! It’s easy to do and can make a huge difference to our efforts.

·      Donate today: With your support, WiLDCOAST can continue its efforts to save Cabo Pulmo, by alerting media and local agencies about the importance of protecting this vital reef and working with the local community to save this precious resource. Every amount helps!