Today, Riviera Maya is a fully vibrant destination in the Mexican Caribbean. Every year, millions of national and foreign visitors make their arrival to this region to enjoy its white sand beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, eco-adventure parks, magnificent hotels, exquisite cuisine and so much more.
However, if not guided by sustainable development policies, this economic, tourist and population growth may lead to irreversible damage that would prevent future generations from enjoying this natural capital of humanity.
Aware of the role each one plays in this issue, in Delphinus we have a series of initiatives to promote the preservation of the environment, the welfare of marine species and the formation of environmental values in the community. Find out all the details, next.
No one likes to go to a dirty beach. Nor do we like to see attitudes of people and businesses who keep throwing garbage on the coasts, not minding the rest of the people.
Because we believe in teaching with the example, we organize beach cleaning rallies where hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers—along with our staff—collect and separate plastics, cigarette butts, glass bottles, and other kinds of waste.
The results to date: almost 12 tons of waste collected in dozens of cleanup events, with the aid of more than 4,500 volunteers.
It is worth mentioning that each of these activities is done in coordination with government entities (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas), municipalities, NGOs (Ocean Conservancy) and networks of environmental educators.
Teaching environmental values is no longer enough: each person must assume a commitment to preserve the environment where they coexist, whether they're tourists or residents. That is why our partnership for the environmental education of Quintana Roo state has served more than 79,400 students and teachers of primary schools in our educational visits programs from 2012 to June 2019.
Also, all our guests on each of the 7 habitats in Cancun and Puerto Morelos, as well as those who come swim with dolphins in Riviera Maya leave the interaction with the same message.
The well-being of dolphins
Delphinus has adopted world-class practices in veterinary medicine, training and facilities design, to give the best quality of life to our large population of dolphins.
Thus, we rigorously supervise the diet and rest times of our dolphins and closely monitor their behavior and health at all times.
To implement and share state-of-the-art techniques and treatments that better preserve the health of the dolphins, our habitats are certified by Mexican and foreign organizations such as the International Marine Animal Trainers' Association (IMATA), American Humane and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA).
We also have partnerships with universities and prestigious research centers which amount for 14 academic theses completed, most of them focused on dolphins welfare.
If after reading this you feel the need to reconnect with nature, we invite you to get involved in the environmental education programs of your community and also to keep checking our blog to learn more about our initiatives for a more sustainable Riviera Maya.