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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Bahias De Huatulco

Huatulco Green Globe Certified

Huatulco was awarded the Green Globe International Certification as a sustainable tourist area. Huatulco was the first sustainable tourist community in the Americas and the third worldwide to receive this prestigious award because of its development programs for a culture environmentally-friendly to conserve its natural resources.

Green Globe is based upon the Agenda 21 Plan which was originally endorsed by 182 heads of state at the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 and provided a set of principles for local, state, national and international action on sustainable development. This resulted in Agenda 21 for the Travel and Tourism Industry: Towards Environmentally Sustainable Development, which listed an action plan for a number of overall objectives for the industry.

The overall plan aimed to convert the objectives into specific targets, and named ten areas in which travel and tourism operations could take action, including:

  • Waste minimization, reuse, recycling;
  • Energy efficiency, conservation, management;
  • Management of freshwater resources;
  • Waste water management;
  • Hazardous substances;
  • Transport;
  • Land-use planning and management;
  • Involvement of staff, customers, communities in environmental issues;
  • Design for sustainability; and
  • Partnerships for sustainable development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Large portions of the Bahias de Huatulco resort area are located within an "ecological zone" and is protected from future development.

The Huatulco area is serviced by modern water and sewage treatment plants so that no waste goes into its pristine bays.

Huatulco has been awarded the Green Globe certification, and it is the only resort in Mexico to receive this prestigious award.

Green Globe is the worldwide benchmarking and certification system for the travel and tourism industry across the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental management.

To the west of Santa Cruz, most of Huatulco belongs to the Parque Nacional (National Park) Huatulco.

This is a protected area (Area Natural Protegida) created in 1998. It contains 6,375 hectares of lowland jungle and 5,516 hectares of marine areas, encompassing the bays of Bahía Maguey, Bahía Órgano, Bahía Cacaluta, Bahía Chachacual and Bahía San Agustín.

In these bays live the most important coral communities of the Mexican Pacific. 723 species of animals live in the park as well as a number of species of colorful fish, and it is open to scuba diving, bird-watching and hiking.

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