SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 11, April 2016 - Page 95

5. Two Organizations On The Move in Cabo Pulmo

(Deb Zeyen of Baja Coastal Institute, Norma Sanchez of Pronatura Noroeste, Dr. Sylvia Earle and Cabo Pulmo Park Director Carlos Ramon Godinez Reyes)

A brand new Visitors Center is being constructed right now in Cabo Pulmo thanks to the efforts of Pronatura Noroeste and the Baja Coastal Institute (BCI) along with other critical support from the local community. This custom designed complex will include a public amphitheater and orient newcomers to the ecological riches that Cabo Pulmo contains and the work required to keep them protected. HANT Architects donated all the architectural design and

construction drawings for the Visitor’s Center. They are young architects dedicated to building in a way that is environmentally sustainable. We were honored to spend time with Deb Zeyen, the Executive Director of BCI, a critical ally whose organization collects scientific data in the Gulf of California Hope Spot and broadcasts findings to drive conservation of this marine haven.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more Cabo Pulmo Expedition stories and videos. We have a lot to share!