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SALVEMOS PUERTO ESCONDIDO

 Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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The surf ecosystem of Puerto Escondido is facing threats on all fronts that are impacting the wave itself as well as the health of the coastal environment. 

Save The Waves is supporting the coalition formed by COSTA UNIDA, Salvemos Colorada and others to demand that the government take action to protect the waves and coastal ecosystem of Puerto Escondido.  Through uniting the local partners in a coalition under a common banner, this campaign aims to elevate the voice of the local community and protect the surf in Puerto Escondido.

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Overview

Responsible Parties

 Miguel Martinez Castellanos – Presidente Municipal de Santa María Colotepec

 Javier Cruz Jimenez – Presidente Municipal de San Pedro Mixtepec.

Salomon Jara Cruz – Gobernador del estado de Oaxaca.

Germán Arturo Martínez Santoyo – Director General de Conagua (comisión nacional del agua)

Román Meyer Falcón – Titular de la Secretaria de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano.

María Luisa Albores González – Titular de la Secretaria de medio ambiente y recursos naturales (semarnat)

On the Ground

COSTA UNIDA

SOS Puerto

Salvemos Colorada

Terra Conservacion y Desarollo

VIVE MAR

The surf ecosystem of Puerto Escondido is facing threats on all fronts that are impacting the wave itself as well as the health of the coastal environment.  Colorada on the northern side of Puerto is currently being threatened by the continuous contamination of sewage due to improper wastewater infrastructure.  Erosion is also a major concern which may be exacerbated by the potential expansion of the nearby port.  On the other side of the port, Zicatela is threatened by harmful and rapid coastal development, sewage pollution, and the loss of the incredibly important sandbanks that form the waves due to erosion impacts.

Puerto Escondido is home to some of the best beach breaks in the world, including Playa Zicatela and Playa Colorada, and are beloved and admired by the entire surfing community.  Often referred to as the ‘Mexican Pipeline’ the wave is universally regarded as an international treasure.  Beyond the wave, the coastal ecosystems of Zicatela and Colorada have critically important terrestrial and marine biodiversity and host an abundance of wildlife and important habitat for nesting sea turtles.  Colorada is one of the last pristine beaches and mangrove coastal ecosystems around Puerto Escondido.

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Every signature helps Save The Waves and our local partners in the campaign to protect Puerto Esconddido’s surf ecosystems.

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🌊 Protecting Puerto Escondido’s Surf Ecosystem! 🌊

The famed waves of Puerto Escondido are in danger! Coastal erosion, unregulated development, and wastewater impacts threaten this irreplaceable wave. 💔 The time has come for the surf community to unite and take action!

Join @savethewavescoalition, @costaunidaoax, @salvemos.colorada, and others to demand government intervention. Together, we can safeguard the surf ecosystem and preserve the beauty of Puerto Escondido for generations to come. 🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️

Take action now and sign the petition. Link in bio! 

📷 @moralesedwin 

#SaveTheWaves #ProtectThePlacesYouLove #salvamoszicatela #salvamoscolorada

 

🌊 Protecting Puerto Escondido’s Surf Ecosystem! 🌊

The famed waves of Puerto Escondido are in danger! Coastal erosion, unregulated development, and wastewater impacts threaten this irreplaceable wave. 💔 The time has come for the surf community to unite and take action!

Join @savethewavescoalition, @costaunidaoax, @salvemos.colorada, and others to demand government intervention. Together, we can safeguard the surf ecosystem and preserve the beauty of Puerto Escondido for generations to come. 🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️

Take action now and sign the petition: www.savethewaves.org/puerto/

📷 @moralesedwin 

#SaveTheWaves #ProtectThePlacesYouLove #salvamoszicatela #salvamoscolorada

Photo by:© @moralesedwin

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