Number of staff
Restoration, Conservation and Protection of Estero El Salado.
Description of the centre
The Estero El Salado Natural Protected Area comprises an area of 169 hectares in the middle of the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was declared legally protected by the Jalisco State Government in July 2000. This action was necessary because urban growth was rapidly diminishing the wetland.
Main CEPA activities
1.-Natural Resources and Management
2.-Research and Scientific Cooperation
4.-Operations, Protection and Surveillance.
Three main successes
Reforestation is a long-term programme but it is working thanks to the protection measures.
Environmental Education activities involving the community.
Mangrove research and management.
Three main challenges
Avoid invasions to extract timber and fauna.
The area is located in the middle of the city so rubbish is a problem especially during the rainy season.
Obtain sufficient funding to maintain research and monitoring programmes.
Areas of Expertise
Create signage / site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails
Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining structures
Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers
Education and communication
Early years education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Delivering adult education.
Health and safety
Jaime Torres Guerrero and Isabel Cárdenas Oteiza,
Avenida Paseo de las Flores # 505 Colonia Villa Las Flores, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, C.P. 48335
facebook Estero El Salado Estero
Tel. 52 (322)22.628.78
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