Source: USA Today  (Mexican Caribbean Edition)
August 10, 2010
Cozumel, Mexico - The Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal is the gateway to the island of Cozumel for some 1.2 million tourists each year. A large portion of those tourists participate in marine recreation activities in the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park, making the Puerta Maya terminal a key venue for improving awareness about the importance of coral reef ecosystems.
To that end, a CORAL-funded project has introduced a beautiful photographic display to the cruise ship terminal. The permanent installation inspires respect for coral reefs and the natural environment of Cozumel through eye-catching photographs and an environmental message.
The thirty-six large photographs in the display draw attention to the many beautiful and important organisms that inhabit Cozumel's reefs, as well as the conservation groups that helped to create the display. The images are accompanied by an educational message about the importance of protecting coral reefs and following the good environmental practices set out in the Voluntary Standards for Marine Tourism. The message will reach not only tourists visiting Cozumel, but also tour operators, employees operating within the terminal, and people in the local community.