Protection program of local wildlife
The Program for Sea Turtle Protection of the City of Los Cabos, BCS, which would start in 2000, had as a goal to involve the community in the efforts to protect sea turtle species that nest in the area of Los Cabos, so we started with a series of information activities, mainly in hotels, about the importance of conserving these endangered species worldwide.
In 2003, is when the hotel network is integrated for the Protection of Marine Turtles in the municipality of Los Cabos, with a group of 4 hotels which voluntarily joined to form the Participatory Monitoring Committee, coordinated and supervised by the City of los cabos and PROFEPA and to date it is integrated by 44 companies, in which the Pueblo Bonito Group over stands who has been there since the foundation.
Since that time the Pueblo Bonito Group, through Letty Coppel Foundation has been developing internal and external programs to protect the sea turtle, which has been successful because of the great interest and commitment of all the collaborators that integrate the protection of these legendary reptiles, for which we have been developing a series of activities to keep the beaches of our hotel resort developments, which are the main nesting areas of the two species of sea turtles, olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), plus we've had some sporadic nesting turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizi) responsibly covering different sectors currently beaches are about 5 km. extension, most located in the Pacific Ocean and a small part of the beach known as El Medano.
Based on whale watching practices sometimes inadequate in the area of Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Group by Letty Coppel Foundation, in coordination with the Department of Marine and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) and the National Commission of Protected Areas (CONANP), is integrated into the actions and programs to help ensure that this activity is done in a sustainable way, so that users and visitors and local people enjoy the security and care from providers of tourist services and respect primarily indispensable basic spaces of whales, thus achieving an observation responsible, respectful and full.
In this way was that 150 Pueblo Bonito Group employees received prior training through workshops on environmental matters generally by SEMARNAT, with particular information of local biodiversity, especially of whales in simple terms to convey the richness guests native of Los Cabos and especially marine wealth of the region.
Pueblo Bonito Group in keeping with its commitment to establish actions to preserve the local wildlife care, the program has been implemented to protect the duck pichichin (dendrocygna autumnalis), brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) and Grey Heron (Ardea herodias) in conjunction with the Mazatlan Aquarium, which is to give attention to the birds that come to our shores and then deliver them to trained personnel in the Mazatlan Aquarium corresponding measure for care. For subsequent release into green areas of the municipality of Mazatlan.
As a result of these actions in 2008 we delivered to the Mazatlan Aquarium, 18 pelicans, 2 herons and 22 ducks pichichin , making a total of 42 birds rescued. With this type of action Pueblo Bonito Group, through the Letty Coppel Foundation expresses its commitment to the care of the local wildlife.
BROWN PELICAN PROTECTION PROGRAM
The Brown pelican, known in formal studies Pelecanus occidentalis, is found in the shores of America. It inhabits in the Atlantic from New York to the mouth of the Amazon, having been documented in Nova Scotia and in the north and south of Rio de Janeiro, he has also been seen in Bermuda. It is also present in all Caribbean islands. In the Pacific it is located from Vancouver Island to southern Ecuador.
This bird has adapted to the advantages that the rich marine ostas provide . They are not very particular with the topography, they are seen on the sandy beaches, on rocky cliffs, in the mangroves, in places where there are trees. It has adapted very well to the construction and is extremely common in harbors and other places frequented by fishermen.
WHITE TAIL DEER PROGRAM
The deer is part of the history of Mazatlan, Mazatlan actually etymologically comes from the Nahuatl language that means "land of deer" (mazatl: "deer", tlan: "earth" or "place").
The scientific name of the white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus, which can be found in southern Canada, all U.S. except in three states west, central and northern part of Mexico and some areas of Central America and Bolivia.
The habitat of this species has a wide range, such as forests, grasslands, wetlands, farms, shrubs and desert areas. The dense shrubbery of any kind are their favorite guards. It is believed that the predilection which has a thick cover is the main protective factor against hunters unlike the mule deer prefer open areas.
As mentioned, the deer is part of the history of Mazatlan, examples of this, we find La Danza del Venado and Deer Island.
PROTECTION PROGRAM BLACK IGUANA
The scientific name for the Black Iguana is pectinata, is a herbivore that reaches a maximum size of 75 cm. In Mexico, we can find it along the Pacific coast from southern Sinaloa to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
The black iguana is an endemic specie to Mexico, their natural habitat is in tropical forest regions subperinifolia and the lower forest. According to the Mexican Official Standard NOM-059-ECOL-1994, since 1994, the species pectinata is within the category of endangered species and therefore banned of catching and marketing these species of the wild.
For this reason and in line with its environmental policy, Pueblo Bonito Group by Letty Coppel Foundation, the program was implemented to protect the black iguana within the premises of the group's hotels in Mazatlan, this because it has green areas and because iguanas are endemic, we can find in these areas.
The program is not to disturb this endangered species by guests and employees. In addition, our employees give talks to the care of iguanas.