ASUPMATOMA Asociaci�n Sudcaliforniana de Protecci�n al Medio Ambiente y a la Tortuga Marina / The Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Marine Turtle in Southern Baja

The Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Marine Turtle in Southern Baja (ASUPMATOMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the endangered sea turtles of Baja California Sur, Mexico, and the overall environmental sustainability of Los Cabos’ beautiful beaches, lands and surrounding communities.
ASUPMATOMA was founded more than 18 years ago by René Pinal, a prominent real estate investor and conservationist in Cabo San Lucas, along with a team of biologists and local residents to address the pressing environmental issues facing Los Cabos.  In particular, the organization is a leading worldwide advocate of the preservation of the endangered sea turtles, which are now at risk of destruction in the Sea of Cortez region due to rapid land development, pollution, and illegal hunting and fishing practices.

  ASUPMATOMA - The Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Marine Turtle in Southern Baja

For nearly two decades, at Pinal’s Rancho Punta San Cristobal estate, a three-and-a-half-mile stretch of environmentally protected beaches and lands (located along the Pacific Coast of Baja approx. 15 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas), ASUPMATOMA has saved tens of thousands of sea turtles in the wild and hundreds of thousands of baby sea turtle hatchlings along the beaches of Los Cabos.  In addition, Pinal’s natural lands protect more than 17 other species in the area, some which are also endangered.

Learn more about ASUPMATOMA and how you too can make a difference in the environment!

ASUPMATOMA - The Association for the Protection of the Environment and the Marine Turtle in Southern Baja

 

www.savetheseaturtles.org

Did you Know?

The Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) is the largest, deepest diving, and most migratory, wide ranging of all sea turtles, weighing as much as 2,000 pounds.
   
Sea turtles are the last of our world’s ancient reptiles, and have existed for more than 200 million years, even when dinosaurs still roamed the earth.
   
Five out of seven of the world’s sea turtle species (all listed as endangered, threatened or vulnerable by international treaty and the U.S. government) inhabit the nutrient-rich waters that surround the Baja California peninsula.
   
Each year, throughout the Baja California Peninsula, it is estimated that 35,000 sea turtles are illegally hunted and killed.
   
While several million green sea turtles once existed worldwide, today, it is estimated that fewer than 200,000 nesting females remain.

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