Grupo Ecologico de Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 


Grupo Ecologico is involved in reforestation, recycling, community clean-up, Pitillal river rescue and the Vallarta Verde Program.

The Ecological Group of Puerto Vallarta believes that residents of Bahia de Banderas have the legal right and moral responsibility to participate in the conservation of the natural beauty and wildlife of the area as essential elements of our community, and that public education and community involvement are necessary to obtain high, enduring levels of interest in conservation of local ecosystems.

To achieve these objectives, we have established the following:

• A permanent campaign of cleanliness downtown, on beaches and rivers and recycling programs.

• Reforestation, flowers and plants for public and private areas.

• Conservation of land, surface and subsurface water.

• Recommend improvements in aspects of sight, sound and smell.

• Protection of historical sites, buildings and Mexican culture.

• Protection of Fauna: iguanas, turtles, fishlife, whales, birds and crocodiles.

The program's reforestation work has been ongoing for over 8 years and stems from the concept that the more trees that are planted is in direct proportion to the number that survive through the drought seasons and achieve the size to offer us the maximum environmental benefit. This is a low-cost self-sufficient program that works with one or many volunteers.

To achieve our purpose in working with nature's calendar, it is important to perform each of the activities on a timely schedule beginning with the collection of seeds in the months of April, May and June (this is the raw material for our program). These seeds are sown from May to September, where we create a nursery utilizing low-cost reusable plastic containers and compost created with organic waste.

When the rainy season arrives, the seedlings are transplanted in the months of July until September, always selecting the appropriate area to do so, considering the size and maximum height of each tree. The trees are ready for transplanting when they reach about three feet in height and the stem is the thickness of a finger.

With the rains, the trees grow rapidly and we have to clean up around our trees from September through November to avoid weed cover. In the dry season, we are responsible for watering, especially during the months of December through, especially important in the first two years.

We invite you to join our reforestation program!

Since we do not have income, all our costs are covered by donations. In the past, the International Friendship Club has covered most of our costs with a great annual donation. Unfortunately this year, that will be different and we will not receive the donation.

YOU can help us!

How You Can Help Grupo Ecologico de Puerto Vallarta
The program's reforestation work has been ongoing for over 8 years and stems from the concept that the more trees that are planted is in direct proportion to the number that survive through the drought seasons and achieve the size to offer us the maximum environmental benefit.

Monetary Donations

Because Grupo Ecologico de Puerto Vallarta A.C. has no fix income, it depends entirely on donations from people that wants to support us, normally the international friendship club, donates money every year, which covers most of our expenses, (transportation, info flyers, website hosting, etc.) but this year was different, and we are not getting any income from the IFC.

RFC and account info:

Grupo Ecologico de Puerto Vallarta, A. C.
Hidalgo No. 529 - C
Centro, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. 48300
GEP-9903185V1

Item Donations

Items donations are also extremely important. Any donations are appreciated and will contribute to the proper functioning of the different programs we have. They do not need to be new, everything is welcome.

What do we need?

Shovels
Peaks
Gloves
Scholarships Vivero
Tape
Waterproof boots
Barreta
Rastrillos
Payment
Hose
Botanical material
Tweezers
Pruning Scissors
Buckets
etc.

Volunteering

Would you like to add a drop to our efforts?
Would you like to contribute where necessary?
Do you have free time even a couple of hours on Sundays?
Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and skills?
Would you like to spend some of your time on something that will fill your soul?
Do you have experience in ecology?

Share your desire to help!

PLEASE... if you think you can find the time to join our wonderful volunteers, CONTACT US!

Last updated: August 25, 2017 · Charity ID: 201

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16Aug2015
Downtown Puerto Vallarta to Pilot Recycling Program

NotiVallarta

The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta is refining the details to implement a program of Urban Waste Separation and Recycling to begin on a pilot basis in the downtown area of the city.

03Mar2015
San Pancho and Turtle News from Costa Verde Ecological Group

Ecological Group of Costa Verde

By the end of February, the number of nests recorded increased to 1,236; the number of hatchlings released came to 87,450. By March, only six nests remain in the beach nursery, a small number for this time of year.

21May2013
Resort Construction Along the Ameca River Affects Native Crocodile Habitat

Vallarta Tribune

The nesting, swimming, & recreational zone of the areas endemic species including the river crocodile have been severely impacted in the last year due to the construction activities done by the local hotels around the banks of the Ameca River.

13Apr2013
Get Involved and Volunteer in River Clean-Up and Reforestation Activities

Grupo Ecologico

Our Ecological Group of Puerto Vallarta needs volunteers on Sunday mornings to help clean the banks of the Pitillal River and also, this time of year, we are dedicated to ensure that the trees are watered that were planted in other seasons.

06Aug2012
Vallarta Verde Plastic Bottle Recycling Program

Uncommon Grounds Chill Out Lounge

We now have 20 containers around town in Puerto Vallarta as receptacles for your plastic bottles. It would be great if everybody saves, rinses, crushes and brings them to any of the locations.

21Aug2017
Garbage Patch Bigger Than Mexico Found in Pacific

National Geographic

A research team has discovered a plastic garbage patch in the South Pacific Ocean estimated to be bigger than Mexico.

29Jul2017
A Simple Strategy May Be Key in Climate Change Fight

PRI’s The World

A key strategy in the fight against climate change is slowing the rapid destruction of the world’s forests.

17Jul2017
Tour Shows the Horrors of Pollution in State of Jalisco

Agencia EFE

A group of activists has created what they call a Horror Tour of the Mexican municipality of El Salto, in order to raise awareness of the pollution in the Santiago River, which has caused countless deaths over the past few decades.

23Jun2017
UNESCO to Include Gulf of California Islands in List of Endangered Heritage

Notimex

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will analyze next July the enlisting of the site comprised of the “protected islands and areas of the Gulf of California,” in Mexico, to its list of World Heritage in Danger.

18May2017
The Unstoppable Destruction of the World’s Forests

Inter Press Service

The world’s ancient forests are in crisis - a staggering 80 per cent have already been destroyed or degraded and much of what remains is under threat from illegal and destructive logging.

01May2017
Overfishing Threatens Gulf of California Ecosystem

Science Times

According to the collection of data by the researchers, overfishing is stretching the fishing capacity of the region that supplies 75% of fish for Mexico.

14Apr2017
Fishermen in Nayarit Lobby for Mangrove Protection

Al Jazeera

Mexico has the fourth highest number of mangroves in the world and millions depend on them for their livelihoods. Fishermen have joined a government fight to stop mangroves from being destroyed.

27Mar2017
World Landmarks Go Dark for 10th Annual Earth Hour

News Talk

Major landmarks across the globe turned off their lights for sixty minutes Saturday night to mark Earth Hour, a worldwide event that aims to draw attention to climate change caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas to drive cars and power plants.

09Mar2017
Mangrove Alliance Announced at World Ocean Summit

The Yucatan Times

Environmental groups plot course to reverse loss of mangroves during World Ocean Summit last week in Bali.

07Mar2017
How a Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

National Geographic

Felix Finkbeiner is 19 - and Plant-for-the-Planet, the environmental group he founded, together with the UN’s Billion Tree campaign, has planted more than 14 billion trees in more than 130 nations.

02Mar2017
CleanSeas Campaign Declares War on Ocean Plastic

Inter Press Service

The #CleanSeas campaign is a global movement targeting governments, industry and consumers to urgently reduce the production and excessive use of plastic that is polluting the earth’s oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health.

24Feb2017
With Oceans in Danger, Cabo Pulmo Shows the Way

Al Jazeera

A world ocean summit is being held in Bali, where experts are trying to find how we can enjoy our oceans without destroying them. One village in Mexico could point the way.

18Feb2017
Biosphere Reserves in Mexico Expand Conservation

Island Conservation

In December, Mexico announced the establishment of three new biosphere reserves that will conserve over 2.7 million acres, 21 islands, 97 islets, and the surrounding marine areas. The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve will protect islands and the marine environment along the Baja California peninsula.

03Jan2017
Climate Change 2016: The Year the Future Arrived

Truthout

We live on a very complicated and dangerous planet that is worthy of great respect and awe. The past year's advances in climate science should urge us to put that respect and awe into practice, taking definitive action against global warming.

27Dec2016
Mexico Tourism Board Supports Continued Protection of the Country's Biodiversity

Mexico Tourism Board

The thirteenth annual Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Cancun was the setting for the launch of Mexico Tourism Board’s new campaign focused on the country’s biodiversity and its wealth in terms of nature, culture and gastronomy.

16Dec2016
Tulum's Comunite Festival Will Donate Its Proceeds to Preserving Coral Reefs

Thump

Since its inception, the Comunite Festival in Tulum, Mexico has made a name for itself by supporting audacious environmental and social causes. This year, the festival will donate its proceeds to Restore Coral in order to preserve the Caribbean coral reefs.

08Dec2016
Mexico Creates 4 New Protected Biological Reserves

The Associated Press

Mexico's president signed decrees creating four new biological reserves and five other protected areas this week, setting aside about 160 million acres for environmental conservation.

03Dec2016
Murdered Honduran Activist Berta Caceres Named UN 'Champion of the Earth'

Agence France-Presse

Berta Caceres, a Honduran activist murdered early this year, was posthumously awarded Friday one of the UN's top prizes for the inspiration she gave in standing up to powerful interests.

04Nov2016
Forests, Locals Harmed in Mexico's Avocado Boom

Agence France-Presse

From toasts to sushi... Avocados are everywhere. But in Mexico, the fruit’s top exporter, illegal farming is destroying the environment and putting people’s health at risk.

23Sep2016
Journey Into the Incredible Cloud Forests of Mexico

Atlas Obscura

Discover why the pristine cloud forests of Mexico - threatened by coffee, logging and climate change - are so special and learn why it's so important to conserve the wild places of the earth.

04Sep2016
Vertical Gardens Raise Green Awareness in Mexico

Food&Wine

Mexico City seeks to combat pollution and improve its urban landscape with a project modifying hundreds of pillars supporting elevated roads with vertical gardens.

27Aug2016
LatAm Environmentalists Are an Endangered Species

Mongabay

Murders over land disputes have been on the rise worldwide, but the problem is especially severe in Latin America. Conflict over surging development in the region’s remote corners is a driving factor.

03Aug2016
Pollution Turned This Jalisco River Into a Toxic Hell

VICE News

After years of watching the authorities fail to acknowledge the seriousness of the problem, desperate locals are now intensifying their calls for action.

31Jul2016
Farmers in Mexico Are Giving Nighttime Firefly Tours to Preserve Their Forests

Quartz

Fireflies’ annual mating ritual is one of nature’s most stunning events, and a small farming community in Mexico wants tourists to see it.

18Jul2016
Seeds Smuggled from Mexico May Cause Extinctions

CCTV America

When we think of global threats of extinction, exotic animals usually come to mind. But many rare plants also are at risk of disappearing forever.

22Jun2016
2015 Was the Worst Year on Record for Killings of Land and Environmental Defenders

GlobalWitness.org

For the new report On Dangerous Ground, Global Witness documented 185 killings across 16 countries – by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of journalists killed in the same period.

04Jun2016
'Go Wild for Life' on World Environment Day 2016

WED2016.com

This year’s theme for WED – Go Wild for Life – encourages you to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations.

02Jun2016
Closing the Gaps in Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking in Latin America

Inter Press Service

Because of their biological wealth, Mexico, Central America and the Amazon rainforest – which is shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela – are the main sources of trafficked plant and animal species in the region.

25May2016
REDD+ Needs Clarity - Not Confusion - in Chiapas

EcoLogic Development Fund

An introduction to the Lacandon indigenous group and their history as strong forest stewards in Mexico’s Lacandon Jungle.

11May2016
Man Marries Tree in Mexico to Raise Eco-Awareness

Reuters

For an eighth time, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Ricardo Torres has symbolically married a tree as part of an ecological awareness campaign to urge others to care for the environment.

09May2016
Mexican Indigenous Environmental Activist Named Prisoner of Conscience

Amnesty International

A Mexican man unfairly imprisoned in what appears to be a punishment for his peaceful activism against illegal logging must be released immediately and unconditionally, Amnesty International said as it named him a “prisoner of conscience.”

01May2016
Protecting Forests and the People Who Protect Trees

TakePart

Conserving forests and protecting forest activists need to become priorities in the global fight against climate change, says a coalition of activists, scientists, and nongovernmental groups.

23Apr2016
175 States Sign Landmark Deal on Climate Change

The Associated Press

The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures.

15Apr2016
Protecting Forests in Mexico Reaps Lasting Rewards

World Bank

This inspiring story of a single mom, her entrepreneur sons and a united community explains why the sustainable management of forests is good for the planet and makes good economic sense.

22Mar2016
World Water Day Highlights the Need for Safe Water

CCTV News

March 22nd marks World Water Day, and this year, we look at how using water wisely is everyone’s business.

13Mar2016
Environmental Agency Says Monarch Butterflies Survive Mexico's Severe Cold Snap

The Associated Press

The monarch butterflies that winter in the mountains west of Mexico City survived the severe cold snap that hit the area last week, authorities said.

09Feb2016
Worth Protecting: Mexico's Marismas Nacionales

AIDA

This living, breathing community, extending 2,000 square kilometers through Nayarit and Sinaloa states, is the largest mangrove forest on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Despite the importance of this rich environment, the Marismas Nacionales are at risk.

04Jan2016
Latin America's Illegal Wildlife Trade to US Is Booming

VICE News

When it comes to newsworthy stories about the illegal wildlife industry, Chinese demand for ivory or rhino horn tends to grab headlines. But often overlooked is American demand for illegal goods, which is fueling an enormous amount of wildlife trafficking in Central and South America.

19Dec2015
Mexico Is One of the Worst Victims of Deforestation

Al Jazeera

Organized criminal gangs have helped make Mexico one of the worst victims of deforestation in the world. However, a small community is now taking on illegal loggers who used to be supported by gangs to protect their trees.

08Dec2015
Why This Is a Breakthrough Year for the Environment

Environmental Defense Fund

While data suggests that 2015 will likely go down as the hottest year on record, this has also been a year when we’ve made extraordinary environmental progress in five key areas. We have the numbers to prove it.

04Dec2015
Budget Woes Threaten Mexico's Green Reputation

The Washington Post

In Mexico, conservationists say, environmental oversight is becoming as vulnerable as the wildlife, as program budgets have shrunk and scores of employees at the agency that monitors protected areas have been fired.

02Dec2015
Vallarta Activist Has a Lot to Say About Climate Change

Vallarta Saludable A & P

Olympic skier and climate activist Suzy Chaffee joins the calls of millions around the world to ensure binding agreements on climate change by the 200 world leaders during the COP21 2015 Paris conference.

30Nov2015
COP21: People Power for Global Climate Protection

Deutsche Welle

Across the planet, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend for protests at innumerable locations - to demand meaningful action for moving on from fossil fuels and stopping climate change.

26Nov2015
Latin America Seeks Decisive Role at COP21 in Paris

openDemocracy

About 25% of the world’s arable land, 22% of its forests, and 31% of fresh water are found in Latin America. The sustainability of development in the region will determine the future of all of us.

22Nov2015
Unraveling Latin America's Illegal Wildlife Trade

Mongabay

75 to 90 percent of trafficked animals die during transport, but profits are so lucrative that criminals continue emptying Latin America’s forests and oceans.

15Nov2015
Kid Environmentalists Derail a $900M Mixed-Use Development in Cancun Mangroves

Quartz

A group of kids in Cancun, one of Mexico’s hottest resort towns, has stopped the razing of dozens of hectares of mangrove forest for a massive development - for now.

06Nov2015
Trade Is Exploding in Illegal Latin American Wildlife

Mongabay

Millions of tropical birds, sharks, sea cucumbers, totoaba, queen conch, sea turtles, caimans and a vast number of other animals are falling victim to wildlife trafficking.

14Aug2015
Poachers Threaten Oaxaca Sea Turtle Population

Television del Sur

Poachers in the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca are threatening the continued existence of the Olive Ridley turtle. The sea turtles' eggs and nesting areas on the Pacific Coast had been protected by the navy until 2014.

24Jun2015
Climate Change Is Century's Biggest Opportunity to Improve Global Health, Say Experts

TakePart

Cutting carbon emissions would reap many health benefits, while failing to do so may lead to a long-term medical crisis.

22Jun2015
'Paz Paz Bus' Is Taking a Message of Ecological Awareness to Rural Mexico

Al Jazeera

Driving through the most remote regions of Mexico, the artists driving the "Paz Paz Bus" are working to transform the struggling rural communities in Mexico.

19May2015
Protecting Isla Isabel: The Galapagos of Mexico

Global 3000

In 2005 the UNESCO declared Isla Isabel and parts of the Gulf of California a world heritage site. Now the national park authority wants to protect the surrounding marine area as well, so life on the island can continue.

13May2015
Environmental Authorities Seize Gallons of Stewed Iguana in Morelos State

The Guardian

Mexican environmental authorities say they seized 8.5 gallons of stew made of Mexican spiny-tailed iguanas, a protected species considered threatened in Mexico.

16Apr2015
Map Shows Mexico Has a Shockingly High Number of Threatened and Endangered Species

Business Insider

A map of the countries with the most threatened mammal species shows that Mexico, with 101 threatened mammals, is one of the countries with the most.

21Mar2015
World Water Day: Why We Should Celebrate Wetlands

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

World Water Day, celebrated every March 22nd, encourages citizens around the world to celebrate water and calls for collective learning and action on water-related issues.

10Jan2015
Hopeful Lessons from the Battle to Save Rainforests

TEDGlobal

"Save the rainforest” is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days.

05Jan2015
Scientists Rally to Protect Pacific Bluefin Tuna

CCTV America

Japanese scientists are exploring ways to prevent the extinction of Pacific bluefin tuna, one of the most over-fished species in the world.

18Dec2014
The Oceans' Plastic Pollution Problem Is Far Worse Than We Thought, and Here's Why

TakePart

Ranging in size from a grain of salt to larger than a plastic water bottle, the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans weighs more than 269,000 tons - far more than scientists previously estimated.

08Dec2014
LatAm Announces Plans to Fight Climate Change

Reuters

Eight Latin American countries have announced an initiative to restore 20 million hectares of degraded forest and farmland, seeking to use this land to store carbon in natural vegetation and cut emissions that cause global warming.

17Nov2014
8% of the World's Natural Resources in Danger

Television del Sur

UNESCO’s danger-list includes Mexico’s butterfly reserve and elephants and serves as a call to conservation of world heritage sites.

10Nov2014
Study: Global Warming Worsening Watery Dead Zones

Associated Press

Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it’s only going to get worse, according to a new study.

04Nov2014
There Are 2,584 Endangered Species in Mexico

The Yucatan Times

Mexico is a country rich in wildlife and makes up about 10 percent of the species living in the world; at least half of these are endemic. Unfortunately many of these species are endangered or at risk.

17Oct2014
Bamboo Could Be a Savior for Climate Change

Inter Press Service

Bamboo has been part of Jamaica’s culture for thousands of years, but it has never really taken off as a tool or an option to resolve some of the challenges the country faces. That’s until recently.

30Sep2014
State of Sonora Toxic Spill a Turning Point for Mexico's Environmental Movement?

IBTimes

Anger continues to simmer in Mexico nearly two months after the country underwent what many have acknowledged to be its worst mining-related disaster in history. But the incident may also mark a critical juncture for environmental reform in Mexico, which has remained stalled for several years.

18Sep2014
Thousands Gear Up for the People's Climate March

Moyers

On Sunday, Sept. 21, a climate march through midtown Manhattan will kick off a week of high-profile climate events in the Big Apple.

09Aug2014
Teenager Invents a Machine That Could Solve One of Ocean's Biggest Problems

Mic Network

Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old from the Netherlands, designed a floating structure that could mop up 70,000 metric tons of plastic from the northern Pacific Ocean. Talk about being a boy genius.

01Aug2014
The Empty Aquarium: Mexico's Sea of Cortez Is Running Out of Fish

Fusion

Located in between mainland Mexico and the Baja California Peninsula, the Sea of Cortez has been called the "Aquarium of the World;" it's home to over 950 varieties of fish and 30 species of marine mammals. But this maritime treasure and the creatures that call it home are in danger.

23Jun2014
Obama Announces Initiative to Protect Pacific Ocean

VOAvideo

President Barack Obama has announced a new initiative to protect parts of the Pacific Ocean from overfishing and environmental damage.

16Jun2014
Can Underwater Art Save the Ocean's Coral Reefs?

Smithsonian.com

Jason deCaires Taylor has created artificial reefs - statues placed anywhere from four to nine meters underwater - to encourage ecosystems to take hold and flourish. The statues are almost as diverse as the ecosystems they hope to foster.

08Jun2014
World Oceans Day 2014: World's Most Polluted Seas Revealed

IBTimes

According to World Wide Fund for Nature, more than 80% of marine pollution is caused by land-based activities that cause oil spills, fertilizers and toxic chemical runoff and the discharge of untreated sewage.

05Jun2014
Jackie Savitz: Save the Oceans, Feed the World!

TED Talks

What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people.

08May2014
Deficiencies in Cabo Dorado Environmental Impact Assessment Brought to Light

Natural Resources Defense Council

Heeding the calls of civil society and concerned citizens, Mexico’s environmental authority is holding a public information meeting on Cabo Dorado – the massive tourism and real-estate complex proposed just north of and adjacent to Cabo Pulmo National Park

26Apr2014
The Dilemma of Mexico's Sea Cucumbers

PSU.edu

Although sea cucumbers are barely consumed in Mexico, high demand in China fueled overfishing of the sea cucumbers in Yucatán waters and has greatly depleted the sea cucumber population in the area.

20Mar2014
LatAm Nations Agree to Combat Climate Change

Agencia EFE

Participants in the 19th Latin American and Caribbean Environment Ministers Forum, held in Los Cabos, Mexico, agreed to promote a program of regional cooperation on climate change in areas of common interest.

05Mar2014
US, Mexico Partner to Save the Colorado River Delta

Environmental Defense Fund

The Colorado’s delta was once a landscape of plenty, the basis of rural economic activity and local employment. Tourism, recreational hunting, sport and commercial fishing – all have been lost to overuse and over exhaustion of a limited resource. Now we are taking a major step to right that wrong.

03Mar2014
Over 980 Whale Calves Sighted Off of Mexican Coast

Latin American Herald Tribune

Nearly 1,000 gray whales have been born in Mexico since January, when the marine mammals began arriving in the country’s coastal waters, the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat said.

25Feb2014
Great News for Trees - Google Is Everywhere

TakePart

In an attempt to curtail illegal logging, Google has partnered with several environmental organizations to create Global Forest Watch, an interactive online tool that sends out alerts when something’s suspect in the leafier parts of the world.

05Dec2013
Giving #ClimateThanks for the Holidays

EcoWatch

This Thanksgiving, people around the country who had felt some of the most severe impacts of climate change came together to thank people taking action - in large and small ways - to try to stop the unfolding catastrophe.

22Nov2013
Watch Earth's Forests Disappear Before Your Eyes

TakePart

Want to see exactly how awful deforestation really is? You actually do - because this video is as mesmerizing to watch as it is alarming to comprehend.

05Nov2013
GM Mexico Improves Environment One Tree at a Time

GM Mexico

Four facilities in Mexico demonstrated their commitment by organizing several tree planting events in 2013 where more than 8,000 trees have been planted by GM employees.

31Oct2013
Calamity Calling: What if We Lost the Amazon?

Global Post

The Amazon rainforest is best known for its vibrant wildlife and endless canopy. But it also plays a key role in the world’s climate. It generates rainclouds that water some of the world’s most productive farmlands. But the world’s largest rainforest is now in trouble.

20Sep2013
The Horror of Garbage Island in Documentary 'Midway'

TakePart

A devastating documentary on the Pacific garbage patch is a sobering reminder: We can’t ignore this problem forever.

11Sep2013
Scientists: If You Want to Conserve Biodiversity, Protect Latin America

Inter Press Service

A team of scientists who analyzed the richness of plant species around the world concluded that the ecosystems in need of immediate protection in order to meet 2020 conservation goals are largely concentrated in Latin America.

08Sep2013
Allan Wall: Endangered and Threatened Animal Species of Mexico

Mexidata.info

Mexico is blessed with a collection of flora and fauna being among the most diverse in the world. As everywhere under human jurisdiction, however, there are problems with the environment that could cause some species to become extinct or to disappear from Mexican territory.

02Aug2013
In Shift Towards Eco-Tourism, Releasing Hooked Sharks in Baja California

The Huffington Post

Pelagic Life had an idea: Paying local fishermen to help them free 100 hooked sharks in the Baja Peninsula. The goal was to teach the fishermen the financial benefits of a live shark, paving the way for ecotourism in the region.

10Jul2013
Students Touring on The Big Green Bus Help Spread Environmental Awareness

WLOX

A dozen college students are touring America, sharing lessons about the benefits of "going green" and learning about the various environmental issues facing different communities.

20Jun2013
Tell Mexico: Stop Killing Endangered Sea Turtles

Center for Biological Diversity

Each year at least 2,000 endangered loggerhead sea turtles are caught by shark and halibut fishermen off the southern peninsula of Mexico's Baja California.

12Jun2013
Green Growth: Mexico President Unveils National Climate Change Strategy

SustainableBusiness.com

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has unveiled a National Climate Change Strategy that he says will lead to "green growth" in the country.

04Jun2013
June 8th is World Oceans Day!

WorldOceansDay.org

World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the crucial role the sea plays as sources of food, oxygen and medicine. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008 and is observed on June 8 each year.

05May2013
New Mexican Law Protects All Coastline Nesting Grounds of Sea Turtles

Hngn

Mexico had recently passed a law that provides protection to the nesting grounds of the sea turtles. In the past, only those considered as sanctuaries and reserves are protected by the government but now, all sites are covered.

01May2013
Trade Sanctions Sought to Stop Mass Killing of Sea Turtles in Mexican Fisheries

Center for Biological Diversity

U.S. conservation groups formally requested trade sanctions against Mexico this week to stop the country’s massive loggerhead sea turtle bycatch.

24Apr2013
Report: Last 3 Decades of 20th Century Hotter Than Anytime in 1,400 Years

Common Dreams

A groundbreaking new report published Sunday by Nature Geoscience found that average worldwide temperatures over the past thirty years were "higher than any other time in nearly 1,400 years."

21Apr2013
Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

EarthDay.org

Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.

11Apr2013
When Global Warming Melts Your Backyard, Things Get Real - Fast

TakePart

This short video is among the most salient storytelling that illustrates just how fast warming temperatures are changing life in the north.

13Mar2013
International Experts Warn Mexico of High Sea Turtle Mortality Rates

EFE

International experts have warned President Enrique Pena Nieto that Mexico is experiencing high mortality rates among sea turtles off the coast of the northwestern state of Baja California Sur.

18Feb2013
Earth Hour 2013: Dare the World to Save the Planet

EarthHour.org

Millions of people around the world switch off their lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm (20:30) in their local times on March 23. For 2013, Earth Hour invites you to do more than switch off. We want you to dare the world to save the planet.

15Jan2013
NOAA Report: Mexican Fishing Vessels Killing Endangered Sea Turtles

USNews

Fishing boats from Mexico killed at least 438 endangered loggerhead sea turtles in July and August 2012, according to a new report about illegal and unregulated fishing issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

06Nov2012
Green Technologies: Portable Wind Turbine Promises Off-Grid Power

Christian Science Monitor

Like many green technologies, wind power's main drawback is a matter of size: Small turbines are inefficient and expensive, and utility scale turbines require too much land and capital. The Portable Power Center, a mobile, mid-sized wind turbine, could be just right.

21Sep2012
Lacking Controls, Mexico Becomes a Haven for Illegal Fishing

Inter Press Service

The authorities in Mexico seem to have thrown in the towel in the fight against illegal fishing, which is hurting fisheries, the environment, and incomes.

19Sep2012
Celebrate Sustainability During Follow the Frog Week

Rainforest Alliance

To let consumers know how they can support a healthier future for people and the planet, the Rainforest Alliance has launched its second annual week-long campaign that encourages individuals and businesses to celebrate sustainability by taking even one small step toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

30Jul2012
WWF Applauds Mexico's Ecological Efforts

The News

The World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, praised the participation of businesses, citizens and federal and local governments in environmentally friendly actions as a part of its Earth Hour campaign.


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CHARITY ALERT Ecological Group of Costa Verde Still Needs Turtle Program Volunteers

A real need: We are very short of several volunteers from August 11th through September 21st; if you can lend a hand please let us know.

We have about 38 weeks of open rooms available for anyone that may be interested in joining us this summer (couples or individual).

Click here to see how you can help

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