Spring has Sprung! A recent jaunt to Laguna Ojo Liebre revealed desert landscapes overwhelmed by color Photograph courtesy of Richard Jackson Photography These days, it seems that no matter where you go or what activities you’re involved in, Spring is bustin’ out all over! Blue whales are abundant in the Bay of Loreto National Park. Spring officially begins next week, but warm temperatures and winter moisture are transforming deserts with spectacular wildflower blooms and explosions of color. Birds [...]
We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of our good friend, Javier Mercado, known by his close friends as just “Javi.” Javi’s love of life and his family made him a joy to be with and all of us were infected by his humor. Javi made us laugh -- a lot. Javier loved and adored his beautiful wife Kelli, their four sons and talked about them constantly with pride. Javi possessed incredible integrity, was a loyal friend and an [...]
Today is all about love, so we thought we'd send along the February issue of Soundings to remind everyone of the passion we all share for the natural world around us. Let's all embrace Loreto's wonders by standing up for the pristine and truly spectacular nature of our surroundings. Read below about how you can do just that!
Happy New Year to You and Yours from All of Us at Eco-Alianza! With this issue of Soundings, Eco-Alianza enters its tenth year of operations, a significant marker for any non-governmental organization. Sadly, most non-profits flame out or fizzle within their first few years. Eco-Alianza’s vitality and steady growth is a testament to the commitment and perseverance of Eco-Alianza staff and supporters like you. We welcome the opportunity to continue working for solutions to the many enduring challenges engendered in our mission. Read below about some of the ways we bring people together ~ welcoming them to join our ongoing celebration of the wondrous qualities of Loreto’s environment and culture. Here’s to hoping our next 10 years are as magical as the first!
Urgente fortalecer el marco legal para la procuración de justicia ambiental en materia de biodiversidad y áreas naturales protegidas • Fortalecer el procedimiento administrativo para la inspección y vigilancia en materia ambiental debe ser una prioridad legislativa. • Aumentar la inspección y vigilancia en áreas naturales protegidas se podría lograr sin costo al erario. En el marco de la décimo tercer Conferencia de las Partes del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica, a realizarse en Cancún del 5 al 17 de [...]
To celebrate American Thanksgiving, we at Eco-Alianza de Loreto, A.C. give thanks for this awe-inspiring desert and ocean paradise that continues to amaze us every day. The natural and cultural wonders here provide endless delight and we are so grateful for you and the other supporters who help Eco-Alianza meet its multi-faceted mission. We certainly couldn't do it without you. This month we'd especially like to express heartfelt thanks for the success of our Ninth Anniversary celebration, which broke records as a fundraiser, but also was a smashing hit as a fun-raiser, right at our own CenCoMA headquarters. Our thanks to you, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Being presented with spectacles of nature seems almost to be expected in Loreto. In late September, millions and millions of yellow butterflies graced us with their presence, seemingly a reward for residents who endured the summer heat.
Si alguna vez has oído a alguien decir que en Loreto "El verano es lento", nuestro boletín de este mes "Resonancias" te ofrece amplias pruebas de que lo anterior es totalmente lo contrario. • Un acuerdo internacional dio un gigantesco paso hacia adelante. • El Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto celebró 20 años de conservación. • Los ciudadanos de Loreto se enrolaron para participar en el reciclaje y la conservación del agua. Estamos orgullosos del papel de Eco-Alianza en todos [...]
Many Loreto restaurants and businesses close for part of September, but that's no indicator of the level of activity taking place. To the contrary, a more accurate indicator may be the huge new highway welcome signs or the two new bridges being built between the airport and Loreto Bay. Loreto is gearing up for another busy season, and so is Eco-Alianza! Read all about it in this issue of Soundings.
LORETO COASTKEEPER® In 2014, the Loreto COASTKEEPER initiative became fully operational with the help of our advisory scientist, Chuck Mitchell, and the efforts of Hector Trinidad and Alex Estrada. The water-monitoring program of the beaches in and around Loreto was established to better inform the public about clean swimmable beaches. Bi-monthly samples are taken at 12 separate beaches, processed in the Eco-Alianza laboratory, and the results are posted on the Eco-Alianza website, Facebook page and the WATERKEEPER Swim Guide [...]