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Ayuda a nuestra pequeña comunidad y que nuestro próximo santuario marino sea un modelo exitoso para el océano y la restauración de manglares.
Ayuda a nuestra pequeña comunidad y que nuestro próximo santuario marino sea un modelo exitoso para el océano y la restauración de manglares.
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National Marine Park of Arroyo Seco

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Arroyo Seco is a small fishing village 3 hours south of Puerto Vallarta. Its ocean coast is beautiful but overfished and its inland mangrove is dying. The 250 people of the community voted to create the first Marine Protection Area No Take Zone on Mexico's Costa Allegre. It includes 16 square kilometers and the mangrove. SEMARNAT is supporting our effort. Now we need funds to pay for a university pilot study (255,000 pesos) that is required for them to process our request for national park status. Also, once we become official, there are many other costs, such as opening the mangrove and a building bridge, buying buoy markers; training community members; enforcement management; education, preparing the little town for future tourists who will want to come and dive or surf in a living sea; and letting people around the world know that this can work. See our detailed Power Point

Risks and challenges

We are attempting to duplicate what National Geographic calls "The Baja Miracle" when referring to Cabo Pulmo on the Baja that now has as many fish as before humans came. A slight risk is that the pilot study will show something that says the area will not work, but this is unlikely. The only risk is that fishermen from other places might violate the no-take zone. The community members themselves must be the enforcers. So there is a small risk only that we will not be as successful as Cabo Pulmo in saving our mangrove and restoring the ocean, but we have full community support and feel people will respect our vision. If our oceans do not get more of these MPAs, we all lose.

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    Arroyo Seco is a small fishing village on the beautiful "Happy Coast" south of Puerta Vallarta. Our community is trying to save its dying mangrove and restore is depleted ocean. Earn two free nights in a bungalo on the beach plus get your name on a contributors sign that will be built in the town square.

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