The day after Earth Day, 2019, Mexico's federal register published a revised Bay of Loreto National Park Management Plan – abrogating the 2002 version and making official the results of an extensive process that began more than 10 years ago, when numerous public hearings and participative processes in and around Loreto developed a community consensus.
Eco-Alianza is pleased to announce the revised Management Program for the Bahia de Loreto National Park has been declared in the National register (Diario Oficial de la Federacion), becoming effective the day after its publication (April 23, 2019), abrogating the one published on November 11, 2002. An English summary version will be available through Eco-Alianza in the near future. To view the actual declaration of the Program in Spanish, Click here: http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5558313&fecha=23/04/2019 Over a decade ago, thousands of [...]
This eight-and-half-minute short film highlights the work of Eco-Alianza de Loreto, building an alliance to protect and preserve the waters off Loreto, México and all of the Sea of Cortez. Hosted and narrated by actress and conservationist Nora Salinas. Produced, written and edited by Michael Harris and Baby Wild Films, and featuring the cinematography of Mike Maniglia and Emmy Award-winning wildlife cinematographer Johnny Friday. Original music by Y La Bamba and Herzon.
Anticipation is building for Eco-Alianza's second annual One Ocean Film Festival. In last month's Soundings we announced the four feature films we've planned for this year's two-night festival. In addition, we are pleased to announce that Friday night's line-up will begin with an introduction by director Eréndira Valle of La Paz, who will screen her 12-minute short film, Whale Sharks of La Paz. The documentary explores conservation efforts to protect these massive creatures in the southern part of our state.
Plan to be at Eco-Alianza’s CenCoMA headquarters on Thursday at 5 p.m., as Marine Biologist Christian Raúl Torres Romero recounts details of his six research trips to the Biosphere Reserve of Isla Guadalupe, 220 miles southwest of Ensenada.
For some of us it seems surprising that a new year is upon us and that almost a month has already slipped by. At Eco-Alianza we're still exceedingly proud of the year just passed, and want to share with our supporters a glimpse at some of the highlights.
Now entering its third year is a collaboration among four nonprofit organizations in Northwest Mexico, including Eco-Alianza, to strengthen surveillance and enforcement of fishing and environmental regulations in at least six marine protected areas.
This year's November 16 Gala was a resounding success and we at Eco-Alianza are grateful to all who joined us for our 11th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser! We also want to thank our loyal supporters who could not attend, but who helped significantly with generous donations.