Stefanie visited Cabo Pulmo National Park to learn about success of this magnificent Marine Reserve. For many years, this precious place went unprotected. But through the tenacious efforts of the Cabo Pulmo community, in 1995, the waters offshore from Cabo Pulmo were designated a National Marine Park by the Mexican government.
The results have been truly inspiring. The fish populations, including sharks, are steadily increasing. The reef is flourishing. The community is benefiting by having sustainable tourism income that protects their future income as well as their natural resources. This project is a wonderful example of what can be done when community, conservation and economics are connected in the right way.
Here is an excellent article that tell the story of Cabo Pulmo