Sustainability

The Pearl Farm aims to have a low impact on the environment, to preserve natural resources and to help create awareness by being an example of how people can support a project and its surroundings without causing enviromental damage. We firmly believe we can minimize the negative effects human beings are causing. We find that most people are most receptive to sustainability if they are educated on it and if its overall importance is effectivley communicated. We hope we can contribute with ideas to inspire our visitors to create a more sustainable way of living for themselves.

 

At land: 

We only use eco friendly products avoiding chemicals .

The majority of the structures are built on stilts of recycled telephone poles, and the palapas were constructed using sustainably sourced, local materials.

Since 2013 we´ve been working with the National Comission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) to erradicate an invasive species of pine tree allowing the natural growth of the native plants.

At sea:

We developed innovative and environmentaly friendly achoring systems that are used in all underwater installations today.  Due to climate change and the risk of coral bleaching we invented an artificial reef for coral gardening anchored with our system to also provide local economic benefits because they attract fish to a known location and are therefore popular attractions for commercial and recreational fishermen, divers, and snorkelers. 

 At the present time we are doing research on coastal erosion and developing artificial reefs with BioRock technology  powered with solar panels and wave energy generators in partnership with the Global CoralReef Alliance, CCell and Oceans.  The biorock building process grows cement-like engineering structures and marine ecosystems, often for mariculture of coralsoystersclamslobsters and fish in salt water.

One of the goals for using this technology is to reduce the period of time of our oysters growth and to increase the size of the oysters to become the first pearl farm in the world using BioRock technology for such purpose. 

Energy :

At the farm, we recognize the incredible potential of the sun and wind for producing renewable energy. At the moment, all energy demands of the tour are completly  sustainable using  solar,  wind  and now wave energy. 

Water:

We have constructed an innovative and simple rain water collector that supplies all the water needed in the farm operations and in the tour.

At the moment we have the capacity to collect 12,000 liters (3170 gallons).

 

Waste:

 

We mitigate our own waste through a variety of measures including:

 

  • No use of plastic bottles or disposable cutlery

  •  Sorting of waste at the farm (organic, inorganic, cans)

  •  Removal to the mainland of non-compostable waste.

  • Composting of organic waste at the farm.

  •  Periodic Beach Cleanups

  • Usage of a Bio-digester

OUR RESEARCH PROJECTS AIM TO PRESERVE THE ENVIROMENT AND TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM , IF YOU WISH TO HELP US AND CONTRIBUTE TO OUR WORK PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO MAKE A DONATION TODAY. YOUR HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED! 

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