A tiny town with a big heart for conservation
Cabo Pulmo, a small coastal town near the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, is home to a national park and a protected coral reef system off the coast. About 20 years ago, local residents decided to take a risk and switch their main economic activity from fishing to marine tourism. The gamble paid off, and Cabo Pulmo has become a nature tourism destination and an iconic marine conservation success story.
With support from the LEX-NG Fund, Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo (Friends for the Conservation of Cabo Pulmo, or ACCP), a community organization founded by local residents dedicated to sustainable development and wildlife conservation, has worked to educate people about the importance of biodiversity and sustainability in the tourism industry. ACCP has promoted several public policy changes that have seen a measurable impact on conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, and encourages public participation in diverse forums, strengthening the social fabric of the community.
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