Cabo Pulmo's Fight to Save 'the World's Aquarium'
Source: The San Francisco Chronicle
March 28, 2012
"Cabo Pulmo, a remote knob of classic Baja landscape with an underwater world singularly blessed by nature, slumbered for decades on the peninsula's East Cape. It rarely made a blip on the tourism radar except for avid fishermen, divers, and in more recent years, windsurfers and adventurous tourists from Los Cabos, about an hour's drive away. Despite a valiant, and successful, effort by Cabo Pulmo's residents and fans to get the federal government to protect its uniquely rich waters as a marine national park in 1995, today it is the target of massive development that would plant 30,000 hotel rooms - equivalent to another Cancun - on the sand dunes, along with a marina for 490 boats, shopping centers and two golf courses."
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