When the local community in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico, observed that their fish population was declining, they did something extraordinary—they worked to create a marine protected area to give the reef a chance to recover. Today, Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to a vibrant underwater world that draws eco-tourists from around the globe.
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National Geographic Pristine Seas is inspired by community-led efforts to protect the ocean, like the one in Cabo Pulmo. Since 2008, Pristine Seas has helped inspire the creation of 23 marine reserves, covering 6.5 million square kilometers of ocean. Pristine Seas is committed to helping communities around the world establish marine protected areas for the benefit of nature and humanity.
How One Community Saved Its Fish | National Geographic