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Our conservancy mission

Promote collaborative actions to conserve our ecosystem in benefit of people, economies, and nature
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- ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PLAN -

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Moving forward, refers to the interest of our company to innovate within our activities to improve the experience of our customers and, in parallel, to continue the commitment to efficient sustainable development actions that benefit the natural environment and the community of Quintana Roo

 

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR COLLABORATORS

At Cancun Sailing we know the natural environment very well since we live daily with two of its most important elements: water and wind. That is why we have the incredible opportunity to share the value of nature and its resources with our visitors from all over the world and in turn, raise awareness regarding the care for it

OUR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY ACTIONS AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CREATE AWARENESS AND TAKE ACTIONS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF NATURE

The implementation of this program represents the first strategy to preserve the welfare of the environmental and social community of the region where we operate

 

OUR COMMITMENT

Given the adversities of today that affect the ecosystems and natural resources of the planet and the effect they have on the ecosystems of Mexico and the state of Quintana Roo, at CANCUN SAILING we recognize our responsibility and our commitment to carry out the best actions and practices that prevent and mitigate the impact of our activities on nature and promote the well-being of the community.

Because of the high value that Cancun Sailing attributes to the marine ecosystem and being aware of the problem that affects it, we have decided to join a group of national and international companies that promote the protection of nature and the sustainable management of resources.

"We implemented an Environmental Education Plan in which, through knowledge of marine ecosystems, visitors and collaborators of Cancun Sailing are sensitized to generate actions to preserve the natural environment."

 

Environmental education plan

As a leading sustainability company, we carry out nature conservation activities with our collaborators and clients as the main agents of change and adopting four main strategies:

  • Compliance with legal, environmental and internal regulations to the company in carrying out daily operations.
  • The adequate management of resources and the periodic (monthly / annual) evaluation of these through the registration of environmental indicators (electricity, water, fuels, waste, among others) of the company.
  • The implementation of an environmental education plan aimed at both collaborators and visitors for their awareness and the promotion of habits and actions to preserve the environment.
  • The generation of alliances with government institutions, civil society organizations and other companies that match our sustainable development goals.

It is important to mention that Sustainable Development is not a strategy of immediate results; rather, it is a complex process of continuous improvement that will only be achieved with the evaluation of the objectives and indicators stipulated since its inception and during its application. 

At Cancun Sailing we are proud to add this proposal to our Corporate Social Responsibility scheme and to share our love for the sea and sailing with the visiting public and the community.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVERSITIES

As mentioned above, coastal and marine ecosystems are highly vulnerable to the impact, direct or indirect, caused by human activities today. The northern area of the state of Quintana Roo is one of the regions where environmental quality is greatly affected by tourism activities and other uses of natural resources, as well as the high population and urban growth that the entity has experienced as a result of it. economic sector (Cruz and Pozo, 2011). 

To develop this Environmental Education Plan, it is important to identify and define those problems that affect the ecosystems in which we carry out our activities, and thus, generate the best awareness strategy for the groups to which it is addressed.

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Climate change

It consists of a series of physical and chemical transformations in the planet's atmosphere. Although it is a natural phenomenon that has occurred in different periods of geological time, the climatic alterations that we live in today coincide with the impact that human beings generate when carrying out activities such as the use of hydrocarbons, coal and gas for industry and transportation; deforestation and the emission of chemical pollutants into the atmosphere.

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Ocean acidification

The oceans have the ability to regulate the temperature of the planet acting as sinks of carbon dioxide (CO2) and absorb about 30% of the CO2 that is emitted into the atmosphere (AIDA, 2014). The “capture” of carbon generates another chemical process in which CO2 is converted to carbonic acid, causing seawater to be more acidic and, consequently the environmental conditions of the marine ecosystems also change.

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Pollution

The pollution of coastal and marine areas is mainly caused by human activities carried out on land, such as agriculture, livestock, fishery production, urban development, tourism and industrialization; and by pollutants that reach the sea by direct disposal through drains, ship discharges, and river currents.

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Species extraction

It is the extraction of organisms from the ecosystem of which they are part. It can occur from individuals to entire populations, even becoming an illegal activity if the species are protected under an environmental legal framework. This type of impact has a direct impact on biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics and indirectly, on food security and other livelihoods of the human being.

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Invasion of exotic species

They are those organisms transported by natural means or by human activities, which become established outside their natural distribution area, where they can cause serious ecological disturbances, damage to public health and economic losses (CONABIO, 2010). Aquatic environments in particular have proven extremely sensitive. Approximately 40% of the extinctions of species that inhabit these environments have been related to predation, parasitism or the competition of invasive species. (CONABIO, 2010).

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Coral whitening

This phenomenon occurs when symbiotic algae die or leave polyps due to a sharp rise in temperature, solar radiation and high concentration of sediments and pollutants. This causes a reduction in the absorption of nutrients, which manifests itself as a depigmentation and weakening of the coral, being one of the main causes of death of the reefs in the world. The loss of reefs, entails the loss of the environmental services they grant, which implies a decrease in oxygen generation, coastal protection, species refuge, etc.

 

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