SEA TURTLE RELEASE
Born in the state of Nayarit, Alianza Jaguar is a civil association that is dedicated to promoting the conservation of the jaguar, which is a protected species in Mexico. Jaguar habits are being fragmented and the population is decreasing due to factors such as land clearance and illegal hunting. To protect this species and ensure its survival, sections of the state have been identified as protected areas for the jaguars to maintain habitat connectivity. In Nayarit, these big cats occupy more than 10.7 million square feet of oak-pine forests, jungles and the coastal plains of the state including the San Blas Coast, the Sierra de Vallejo part of the Sierra Madre Occidental and the National Wetlands area. GPS monitored jaguar have even been used to plan highway routes so as to not disrupt their migration habits.
Within Mexico there are a total of 31 Certified Clean Beaches divided among nine states. Riviera Nayarit is the country’s leading destination with 10 beaches certified by the Instituto Mexicano de Normalización y Certificación. The certified beaches in Riviera Nayarit include Chacala in Compostela, Bucerías in Banderas Bay, Nuevo Vallarta Norte I, Nuevo Vallarta Norte II, Nuevo Vallarta Sur, Palladium at Punta de Mita, Platanitos in Banderas Bay, Costa Capomo Becerros in Compostela, El Borrego in San Blas and Los Muertos in Sayulita.
Riviera Nayarit beaches offer visitors surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, scuba diving, whale watching and sailing, among other water-based activities. The newly created Beach Cleanup Network, made up of more than 20 local groups including civil associations, schools, hotels and privately owned businesses, collects garbage found on the beaches in Riviera Nayarit the second Saturday of every month. Last year, more than 7,000 bags of garbage were collected.