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Inicio de Temporada de protección de tortugas marinas

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Este 06 de julio en las instalaciones de Moon Palace Sunrise se llevó a cabo el evento de inicio de temporada del Programa de Conservación y Protección de tortugas marinas que Fomento Ecológico Banamex y Fundación Palace Resorts han consolidado con un gran esfuerzo colaborativo, en tres campamentos de la costa Quintanarroense : Campamento Cancún, ubicado en la zona Hotelera; Campamento Tamul, localizado en el frente de playa de Moon Palace golf & Spa Resort y Campamento Xpu Ha; sumando entre ellos 13 km., de playa protegidos.

 En el marco de este programa, Fomento Ecológico Banamex en el año 2008 suscribió un convenio de colaboración con la Fundación Palace Resorts, a fin de trabajar conjuntamente en las actividades, obras y proyectos, orientados a impactar favorablemente en el mediano y largo plazo las condiciones de las cuatro especies de tortuga marina que arriban y anidan en las costas de Quintana Roo: caguama, blanca, carey y laúd.  Estos trabajos se han sumado a las acciones institucionales que Palace Resorts ha realizado a favor de las poblaciones de tortugas marinas con los siguientes resultados acumulados desde el año 2006 y hasta el año 2010.

 Nidos protegidos : 5,263

Crías liberadas al mar : 496, 099

52 empleos generados

La temporada 2011, ha iniciado con expectativas muy favorables y a la fecha ya se cuenta con 293 nidos y un total de 28,927 huevos protegidos. Durante la presente temporada se pasará de la cría liberada número 500.000.Este programa tiene como objetivo general fortalecer los esfuerzos de conservación y protección de tortugas marinas que lleva a cabo la Fundación Palace Resorts, A.C. de manera anual en los tres campamentos tortugueros, mediante la participación activa de la comunidad cercana, a través de la creación de empleos temporales y servicios sociales con el fin de contribuir con la comunidad local en el apoyo de la actividad de prospección marina con base en sus conocimientos y experiencia.

 De manera más específica el programa busca proteger a las hembras y nidadas de cuatro especies de tortuga marina que se distribuyen en el área. De la misma manera que Fomento Ecológico Banamex trabaja con el desarrollo sustentable de las co­munidades a través de proyectos productivos, este programa de conservación promueve y facilita la sustentabilidad entre los colaboradores del grupo Palace, sus familiares y las comunidades locales para el desarrollo comunitario. El programa también fijó como uno de los objetivos específicos la difusión de las acciones de conservación y los resultados de las investigaciones realizadas en el programa, participando en foros especializados y organizando eventos relacionados.

Fundación Palace Resorts y Fomento Ecológico Banamex comparten su compromiso con la educación ambiental y quieren lograr que el efecto educativo, la preparación y la concientización de las personas involucradas sean extensivas a sus comuni­dades originarias.

Our Environmental Performance

 

 The environmental practices of Cancun Palace have been recognized by EarthCheck; the world’s leading sustainable travel and tourism certification organization.

 EarthCheck is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous environmental management Program, designed specifically for the travel and tourism industry. It looks at key environmental indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production, and community commitment to determine an operator’s standard of performance.

 In June 2011,  successfully undertook EarthCheck Benchmarking, which resulted in our being awarded the EarthCheck Benchmarked Status.

 Our EarthCheck Benchmark report states that “In addition to having a Sustainability Policy in place, ten of the assessed EarthCheck indicators are at or above the Baseline level. From the benchmarking data provided, six indicators, Energy Consumption, Water Savings Rating, Community Contributions Rating, Paper Products Rating, Cleaning Products Rating and Pesticide Products Rating, are at or above the Best Practice level, which is an achievement to be highly commended.”

 Using the EarthCheck Program will ensure our systems and the technologies remain in keeping with the latest advances in climate change science and measurement of greenhouse gas emissions.

 Triple bottom line measurement of our performance and a willingness to submit data for independent assessment provides our guests with the certainty that our environmental credentials go well beyond mere tick box action.

 We recognise there are many companies you could choose to support and thank you for supporting ours. In so doing, you are helping care for the planet and can trust that we are doing everything possible to minimise the environmental footprint resulting from your travels.

For further information about or commitment to sustainable tourism or the EarthCheck Program, please contact the EarthCheck Coordinator, Antonio Ortiz aortiz@palaceresorts.com

The Spring Equinox in Chichen Itza

On the equinox the sun is positioned directly over the equator. The word “equinox” means “equal night” because on the equinox the night is equal in length to the day. There are two equinoxes during the year, the spring equinox, sometimes called “vernal equinox,” which falls around March 20th and the autumn equinox which falls around September 23rd. The day of the spring equinox marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. The spring equinox is celebrated in many traditions as a time of fertility, regeneration and rebirth. Easter is calculated according to the date of the Spring Equinox – in the Western Church Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring equinox (the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates Easter on a different date). Chichén Itzá is amongst the greatest surviving monuments of the Mayan civilisation. During the spring equinox, thousands gather to witness a phenomenon of light and shadow: the ‘plumed serpent’ of light descending the steps of El Castillo pyramid. The snake-like light phenomenon is created by an undulating pattern of sunlight on the edge of the pyramid’s steps. According to Mayan legend, the 34m-long ancient ‘serpent’, Kukulkan, is making his way to the well of sacrifice nearby… For many, watching the Spring Equinox is a spiritual experience – and here in Chichén Itzá, among locals, happy-snappy tourists and media, you can’t fail to notice the white-clothed religious groups who pray and sing to their gods, believing in the holistic healing and energising effect of the Equinox. As the sun breaks through the clouds to reveal the eagerly awaited ‘serpent’, most of the crowd fervently clap and cheer, but others stand in awed silence. The idea that a civilisation which evolved as early as 1500BC managed to concentrate its energies in building a monument of incomprehensible scale to highlight the time of year when the hours of daylight and darkness are equal is extraordinary. Get there early to avoid the midday heat and ensuing crowds.

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