The weather has finally turned! It’s as if nature has a switch that shifts the often-brutal summer heat into the delightful autumn season. No more sweltering temps above 100 degrees! More comfortable days and pleasant nights welcoming so many friends and family back to Loreto. Just in time for our ANNUAL ECO-ALIANZA 16TH GALA & FUNDRAISER, November 11, 2023, at Hotel La Misión. We're thrilled to invite you to Eco-Alianza's 16th Fundraising GALA, "Save the Treasures We Love for Future Generations," in partnership with La Mision Hotel.
At the recent gala celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the Bay of Loreto National Park (PNBL), Dr. Victor Sanchez Cordero presented the 'Certificado de Lista Verde de la UICN' to the Bay of Loreto National Park. It was announced that the Park has been Certified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN) as a "Green Listed" site, one of 77 protected sites globally certified and recognized as achieving ongoing results for people and nature in a fair and effective way.
With air temperatures hitting the high 90s this week, one has to admit that our mild Loreto spring has slipped away. While the afternoons feel steamy, the warm nights are a bit of heaven for outdoor dining and evening walks. Loreto beaches are filled from afternoon into the rise of moon behind Carmen with children splashing in the warm water and the spread of family picnics on the sand. Volleyball games pop up at the north end of the Malecon, and kids chase one another on scooters up and down the waterfront. There’s a sense of happiness permeating the air.
Environmental Education has always been at the core of Eco-Alianza’s initiatives. We believe that to teach children is to train the next generation of environmental leaders, thus furthering a sustainable society. Our experience is that what our youth learn, intellectually and experientially, they share with peers, siblings and parents, thus expanding the reach of our programs. We provide them with life tools, such as critical thinking and problem solving, with a foundation in conservation.
Thanks to the generous donors and supporters over our 15-year history, Eco-Alianza has focused its energies and resources on making a difference in the lives and community of Loreto and surrounding areas of Baja California Sur. With an initial aim of providing and expanding Environmental Education, our strategy has evolved to support additional core programs in areas of Watershed Conservation, Sustainable Fisheries, Resource Management, and alternative Livelihoods.
Our mission is to create healthy and vibrant communities by empowering civil society and government to protect and conserve our natural and cultural environment. We can achieve these through our formal partnerships between Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto, Channel Islands National Park and the University of California Natural Reserve System.