FORUM Creating a Model for Regional Conservation: Akumal, Land of the Turtles

Creating a Model for Regional Conservation: Akuma, Land of the Turtles
A Natural Treasure at a Crossroads: Investing in Nature for our Sustainable Prosperity
CEA Main Salon, Tomorrow Thursday, November 14th – 11AM.
Akumal Bay
SCHEDULE:

11:30AM Welcome
11:45AM The State of the Science, the State of Our Nature: Water and Coastal Resources
    • Karst Ecosystems, Dr. Charles Shaw.
    • Water quality in Akumal, Dr. Laura Hernández.
    • Coral Reefs, Dr. Rodrigo Garza
    • CEA reef monitoring, M.C. Baruch Figueroa
    • Fish Populations, Eglé Flores
13:00 The State of the Science, the State of Our Nature: Sea Turtles
    • Sea turtles in Mexican Caribbean, Julio Zurita
    • Sea turtles in Akumal, Mariano Suárez
14:30 New Models for Management of Nature for our Well-being
    • Coastal Tourism Development of the Maya Riviera – the Past and the Present, Vicente Ferreyra
    • Valuing Nature for Coastal Communities: Ecosystem services, Paul Sánchez-Navarro; Global perspectives, Aimee Christensen; Conservation policy tools, Alejandra Serrano
15:45 New Economic Strategies and Corporate Leadership
    • Corporate responsibility in tourism, Jorge Portilla
ROUND TABLE: What does sustainability mean for Akumal?
17:00 Cocktail Reception at Lol-Ha Beach Bar (Announce CEA “Yalku Project”)
Yalku Lagoon Akumal