In the Southwest of the Colombian Pacific Coast, are the remote beaches of Juanchaco, Ladrilleros and La Barra.
Only 10 minutes away is the Bahía Malaga (Malaga Bay) National Park. These beautiful beaches are inhabited by people of Afro descendant, indigenous communities, and thousands of unique species not found anywhere else in the world.
Upon arrival to this region, you will be greeted by children with huge smiles playing soccer on the beach, joyful music, and kindness everywhere. This rich paradise of natural treasures and biodiversity creates a sublime ecosystem that attracts hundreds of Humpback Wales every year between the mating season of July through November. The whales travel from Antarctica thousands of kilometers to give birth to their offspring in this beautiful ocean. Mangrove forests essential to maintaining the ecosystem in balance flourish, and rivers flowing out to the sea surround these majestic bays.
Currently, this region is affected by the excessive accumulation of all kinds of plastic waste that wash up every day with the tide. This problem has been getting worse due the global increase in plastic production , single use culture and improper waste disposal. This global problem affects corners of the world, such as ours, where there are by default no ways to deal with it.
That is why, from September on of this year, EcoPazifico has taken the great initiative to visit these beaches with proposals and alternatives that will be presented in schools and the community in general.
Through artistic and creative activities, we share information about the current problems that the planet is facing at an ecological level and we will expose various practical alternatives that can be applied according to the needs and culture of the communities. This program is being designed to create a chain of continuous lessons that train the participants; to expand their knowledge, and impart techniques that can be passed on to others.
To read more about the background of this initiative go here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.376007645896766.1073741839.261544130676452&type=1