Cancun, MEXICO (Feb. 14, 2014) — Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences, with resort properties in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico, celebrated International Wetlands Day Feb. 2 by hosting a group of primary students from the local Escuela Pelópidas de La Salle at its Hacienda Tres Rios ecotourism resort to learn the importance of the mangrove and its function in preserving the life of the ecosystem.
The students were given a guided tour through the resort’s nature park area to see the mangrove up close, how it thrives, is nurtured and its key role in maintaining a balance in nature. They also participated in the gathering and sowing of mangrove seeds for its further growth, and visited the resort’s nursery where they took part in a ceremony in which plants and flower pots were labeled with their names, inviting them to return and observe the growth of their plants.
Gabriel Santoyo, director of sustainable tourism for Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa & Nature Park, provided a detailed explanation about the mangrove surrounding the resort and about the reforestation efforts of the company along the coasts of the state of Quintana Roo. “It is very rewarding to have the students here to learn about sustainable tourism efforts, so they can be an active example of it when they grow up,” he said.
For many years Hacienda Tres Rios has commemorated International Wetlands Day through activities such as photo contests, mangrove preservation workshops, and the donation of 2,000 mangrove plants for the Laguna de Nichupté Reforestation Program.
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