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Puerto Vallarta Celebrates World Environment Day

Team Angels/Ocean. Isabel Cardenas - Estero El Salado
June 3, 2015

Join Estero El Salado and CUCosta for World Environment Day on June 4 and 5, 2015 to discuss research, teaching, conservation and environmental education of the reptiles in the coastal region of Jalisco and Nayarit.

On December 15, 1972 the General Assembly of the United Nations designated June 5 as the World Environment Day, aiming to encourage people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development.

World Environment Day is the time to realize that caring for the Earth is everyone's responsibility.

Over the years, this celebration has grown to become a global platform involving people from more than 100 countries.

This year the theme is "Seven Million Dreams. A Single Planet. It is Consumed in Moderation" and invites us to reflect on the efficient use of natural resources and the production and sustainable consumption in the context of the regenerative capacity of the planet.

Puerto Vallarta is no exception and we invite everyone to join this reflection that we consume and how you consume. To celebrate such an important date on the calendar, we have the following activities planned for this two day celebration.

Join us in the Rectory Auditorium of CUCosta University (Av. Universidad #203, Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta) beginning at 12:00 pm on June 4 for the welcome opening by Dr. Marco Antonio Cortes Guardado, Rector of CUCosta, which will include a guided tour of the Reptile Capactli.

Continuing the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Reptilario Cipactli by Dr. Helios Hernandez Hurtado as keynote speaker at 3:00 with presentations by the following guest speakers:
• 4:00 - Current status of the Crocodile worldwide by Dr. Carlos Pina
• 5:00 - Current status of the Crocodile in Mexico by Biol. Jerónimo Domínguez Laso
• 6:00 - Hybridization and speciation in Crocodiles: an approach to genetic and morphological by Dr. Gualberto Jesus Pacheco Sierra

On Friday, June 5, the day will begin at El Salado Estuary (across from the Naval Hospital) from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm where you will be treated to free boat rides through the channels, a display of nature photography, games and activities.

We return to CUCosta at 4:00 for presentations and a panel discussion:
• 4:00 - The Reptiles: myths and reality by Maestro Rafael García de Quevedo Machain
• 5:00 - Crocodiles and climate change by Dr. Armando Escobed
• 6:00 - Panel discussion regarding crocodiles with the participation of specialists in crocodiles: Biol. Jerónimo Domínguez Laso/BC of Chiapas, Mexico; Dr. Carlos Pina/University Autónoma of Entre Ríos and Santa Fe, Argentina CONICET; Dr. Fabio Cupul Magano/CUCosta, UDG; Biol. Jaime Torres/ANP Estero del Salado, Puerto Vallarta; and Biol. Oscar Barragan Cuencas/specialist in crocodiles in Puerto Vallarta. The Moderator will be Dr. Helios Hernandez Hurtado/CUCosta, UDG.

We hope you'll join us in celebrating World Environment Day 2015.

Translated and edited by Team Angels

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