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The Hairy Big-Eyed Bat in Cozumel

Last March, the presence of the Hairy Big-Eyed Bat (Chiroderma villosum) was recorded for the first time on the island of Cozumel. Although this species is found from northern South America to the Yucatan Peninsula, specimens have never been seen on the island and this finding speaks to the success of the Habitats Conservation Program carried out on the island of Cozumel.

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Discover Cancun’s Green Lungs

All living organisms, including humans, depend on biological diversity for our survival and wellbeing. This allows us to obtain the means to survive such as food, oxygen, clean water, raw materials and shelter. That is why it is essential that cities preserve parks and green areas as “green lungs” within them to maintain a balance between human needs and local ecosystems as much as possible. This means having a natural area within reach that provides health, recreation and contact with nature.

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Help Protect the Mexican Caribbean: Sustainable Travel Tips

Each year, 1.2 billion people travel abroad. Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, accounting for 10% of the global economy. But while it can be a positive thing, it can also come at a high cost to the environment. Here are some tips to help you reduce your footprint on your […]

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March 3rd is World Wildlife Day: Connecting People and Planet

This date is important because of the need to protect our wild species from excessive international trade. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is one of the most powerful global strategies for conserving biodiversity by regulating the trade of wild fauna and flora in the world.

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Sunscreens

When we think of vacations, many of us think of sand, beach, ocean, and the all-too-familiar smell of sunscreen. Thanks to modern advances in technology, we know that including sunscreen in our daily skin care routine is almost mandatory. However, very little is said about the impact that sunscreen has on our natural environment. Every year, 25,000 tons of sunscreen find their way into the oceans. Most of its ingredients can be highly toxic to marine life, corals and algae. When we use sunscreen in rivers or cenotes, not only is that environment polluted, but all bodies of water are connected, so pollutants from these ecosystems also flow into the ocean.

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International Clean Energy Day: A Step Towards Sustainable Future

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 26th as the International Clean Energy Day to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in 2009. Its purpose is to accelerate the global transition to renewable and sustainable energy worldwide. We find ourselves at a crucial moment for the planet’s future, and each of us can make a significant contribution by protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.

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International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day is celebrated on December 11th to raise awareness among citizens about the significance of mountains and their inhabitants worldwide. The UN General Assembly declared 2002 as the International Year of Mountains, leading to the inaugural International Mountain Day in 2003 to advocate for the protection and sustainable use of these natural spaces. The theme for 2023 will focus on “Restoration of Mountain Ecosystems.”

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