Desert Speaks

Baja's Loreto Bay

Season 9, Episode 3 of 10

"Baja's Loreto Bay" focuses on the grassroots formation of a natural, protected area by the people who live there. This marine nature preserve, around Loreto on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, was the first in Mexico and spearheaded by residents rather than the government. The people of this area rely on two different habitats for their survival. They have one foot in the mountains, and one foot in the sea. When they noticed the effects of organized industrial fishing on their lives, they decided to protect their native waters, a breeding ground for many fish. By making the area off-limits to " corporate fishing," they are helping to preserve their rich, cultural heritage, and their way of life.

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