Permalink: https://www.media.greenpeace.org/archive/Construction-Site-of-Tourist-Development-27MZIFLEXAOS.htmlConceptually similarAction at Illegal Construction SiteGP0197VCompleted★★★★★★Action at Illegal Construction SiteGP018ZCCompleted★★★★Action at Illegal Construction SiteGP0191TCompleted★★★★Action at Illegal Construction SiteGP019HXCompleted★★★★Action at Illegal Construction SiteGP018MTCompleted★★★★Action at Illegal Construction SiteGP018MUCompleted★★★★Action on Tourist Development in MexicoGP09MYCompleted★★★★Action on Tourist Development in MexicoGP0JZSCompleted★★★★Striped Marlin, Gulf of CaliforniaGP01B50Completed★★★★View AllGP0193WConstruction Site of Tourist DevelopmentA white egret stands in a soon to be disappeared pool of water as Greenpeace activists chain themselves to heavy machinery at the illegal construction site of the "Puerto Los Cabos" coastal property development. Damage to the surrounding wetlands from the construction of the planned 800 hectare marina and hotel complex are predicted to heavily impact on the local fishing industry as well as on the marine environment since the San Jose del Cabo wetland is the most important aquifer in the region. Greenpeace is calling on the Mexican government to immediately halt all illegal tourist developments, and implement measures ensuring that all coastal property developments are planned and built in a sustainable fashion.Locations:Baja California Sur-Los Cabos-Mexico-North AmericaDate:5 Dec, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Alex HoffordMaximum size:2048px X 3072pxKeywords:Birds-Bulldozers-Coastal features-Construction sites-Day-Diggers-Egrets-Industrial landscapes-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-TourismShoot:Defending Our Oceans Tour in MexicoThe Greenpeace vessel 'MY Esperanza' is currently in the 'World's Aquarium' on the Gulf of California, Mexico as part of the Defending Our Oceans Tour. This area is renowned for its rich marine life and has huge economic benefit for the whole of Mexico, bringing nearly five million tourists and providing half the countries fish supply. Pressure from destructive fishing, pollution and uncontrolled tourism development are threatening life in the Aquarium. One of the focuses for this part of the tour is the plight of the world's most endangered porpoise - the vaquita. Greenpeace are calling for a network of marine reserves to be introduced globally in order to control fishing and protect endangered species.