05 Mar '12, 10pm

Voices of WWF supporters reach Mexico's president! Petition delivered to protect #CaboPulmo

Voices of WWF supporters reach Mexico's president! Petition delivered to protect #CaboPulmo

Mexican President Felipe Calderón has received a letter with nearly 13,000 signatures from WWF supporters, asking him to protect Cabo Pulmo National Park in Mexico’s Gulf of California. A group of schoolchildren from 25 countries waved flags from all over the world as they delivered the petition to the president’s residence last week. Saving Cabo Pulmo The letter asks President Calderón to stop development of a proposed mega resort along the shores of Cabo Pulmo. Construction of the resort would devastate a staggering array of marine life—including coral reefs, lobsters, reef fish and manta rays—that calls Cabo Pulmo home. In total, 6,000 species feed and breed in the marine protected area. Members of the local community also depend on Cabo Pulmo to sustain local community fisheries and provide a thriving tourism industry. Since its establishment in 1995, Cabo Pulmo has be...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2012/WWFPres...

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