The Gulf of California is a biological wonderland. Whales, dolphins and sea turtles cavort in its waters, while crocodiles lounge in the surrounding mangrove forests. But overfishing, poaching and logging are threatening this unique ecosystem. Getting locals on board is key to protecting it.
The BIOMAR project is a collaboration between German development agency GIZ, Mexico's national park authorities CONANP, indigenous communities and public agencies. Its aim is to expand successful models environmental protection.
A film by Joanna Gottschalk