Environmental News: Media Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press contact: Serena Ingre, singre@nrdc.org, 415-875-6155 or mobile 703-296-0702
If you are not a member of the press, please write to us at nrdcinfo@nrdc.org or see our contact page
Calderon Cancels Controversial Mega-Resort Project Close by National Marine Park
NRDC: Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s decision is an example of actions we need to see from world leaders at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

Washington, D.C. / Rio de Janeiro (June 15, 2012) – Today, Mexico's government announced it is completely halting the proposed Cabo Cortes mega-resort near Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park in Baja California after the developer failed to meet key environmental safeguards.

The following is a statement from Amanda Maxwell, Latin America project director at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“The move by President Calderon to stop an ill-conceived mega development project that would have devastated valuable Mexican coastal resources, including a globally important coral reef, is good news for the marine life, fisheries and local communities that depend on them,” said Amanda Maxwell, Latin America project director at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Protecting Cabo Pulmo from destructive development choices is exactly the type of action we need to see from world leaders at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, where they are gathering to discuss the future of our oceans and planet.”

See blogs by Amanda Maxwell about Cabo Pulmo:

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=cabocortes&limit=20

See blogs by Carolina Herrera about Cabo Pulmo:

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=cabopulmo&limit=20   

Cabo Pulmo NRDC BioGem:

http://www.savebiogems.org/cabo/

Read OnEarth’s piece about Cabo Pulmo:

http://www.onearth.org/article/sea-of-wonders


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.4 million members and online activists. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, and Beijing. Visit us at www.nrdc.org and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.


Sign up for NRDC's online newsletter

See the latest issue >



NRDC Gets Top Ratings from the Charity Watchdogs

Charity Navigator awards NRDC its 4-star top rating.
Worth magazine named NRDC one of America's 100 best charities.
NRDC meets the highest standards of the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau.


Donate now >

Share | |