We support the organizations "COCOS ANIMAL WELFARE" and "SNOOPI PROJECT" in Playa del Carmen where sick, hurt, injured, undernourished and mistreated animals find help and care by vets. They are provided with food and love and get ready to find a foster home and later an adoption place. With your help, we can donate food, cleaning supplies, injections, alcohol and bandages for sterilizations. We can support lots of them to get healthy again. If you would like to adopt an animal we can make the contact for you. We're also thankful for money donations as we will buz the so much needed things and bring them over. They always need food, toys, boxes, collars and ropes, Jod and alcohol, towels and much more...Thanks for your support !
We recycle the trash we produce during our tours in a small, private recycling yard in Playa del Carmen. The small Family from Fidels home village from the state of Oaxaca lives with 3 children in very poor conditions. Together with our guests we support this family with donations in form of money, clothes, painting things and teddys.
Three - quarter of the trash in the ocean is plastic. This plastic is a more growing problem, it kills ten thousand animals every year and is also getting more dangerous for the human being. It takes about 350 to 400 years until the plastic is decomposed. Before this happens it splits into smaller pieces. While taking a walk at the beach without shoes you will notice not only grain of sand beneath your foot .. you will also have tiny of plastic items on your feet. 32% of the 78 million tons of yearly produced plastic package get's unconscious into nature like for example into the ocean. Lots of microplastic particles get into different kinds of water and into the ocean. For the ocean the microplastic particles are a big problem because a lot of animals are confused and get mixed up with the small particles and the plankton. That's why they find a lot of shells, which eat plankton, with loads of plastic particles inside them. These microplastic particles are smaller than five millimeters .. so it get's into the Bodys of the animals in the ocean really fast. Due to the fact that humans eat these sea animals, we also partake these particles. It isn't approved yet what kind of influence this has for our body… but one thing is fore sure: plastic often contains toxic items like diluent or flame resistant which harms the ocean animals and get's into our human body trough eating these animals .
Plastic doesn't only contain toxic items, it's also like a toxic magnet while swimming trough the ocean: different kinds of Researchs showed, that a accumulation of environmental toxics can take place in plastic. Fish, shrimps and crabs absorbe these and keep them in their bodies.
Microplastic ends up in nature trough different kinds of ways. Some cosmetic product contain small items of plastic. Also trough washing different kind of textiles or through care tire attrition plastic also get's into the sewage water and then into the ocean and the rivers. Researcher think that the care tire attrition is the biggest problem for loosing all the microplastic at the moment. A other big source for the microplastic is the bigger parts of plastic swimming in the Ocean and falling more and more into smaller pieces.
So what can we do? :
1. Avoid plastic as good as possible and recycle
2. Resign tooth paste and cosmetics which contain microplastic
3. Take part at promotions to protect the nature, especially the ocean
4. Awareness training for other unknown people
We need to act NOW !!!!!
We as a tour provider started acting already and imported some new items in our tours:
1. We don't use any straws on any of our tours or in the restaurants we go to
2. No using of Aluminium foil for our breakfast rolls! Instead we use again usable boxes for our bread
3. Awareness training in restaurants and beach bars for not using non-returnable dishes
4. Collecting of our trash on our tours and sorting them out in the evening. Later on we bring them to a recycling yard
5. We don't use plastic glasses in our Tequila Destillerie, we bring our own small glasses which can be used again
We ask you all to help us and fight against all the plastic in our environment!
We made it to our responsibility protecting the flora and fauna of México. Sunscreens with chemical UV-filtration (also with only low percentage of UV-filtration) endanger the reefs and make them die. This is why we ask our guests to if possible use biological degradable sunscreen and insect spray to protect the reefs, corals, animals in the ocean and the cenotes if possible. Please don't touch any corals, reefs or animals while snorkeling in the ocean.
Wales and Dolphins normally live in groups and have a big need for movement. If they are held in small pools they suffer of stress not being able to swim free which leads to aggressive behavior and also lowers the illness resistant and the expectancy of life. Close to Playa del Carmen there are several Delphinariums which offer to swim with dolphins. The animals are given calmative medicine and live in very, very small pools .. sometimes without any shade. Please don't support this!!
Swimming with turtles is a unique experience. The animals are so calm and relaxed. Only one of thousand turtles reaches the ocean and become an "adult"...all others die during the difficult way to the ocean or are eaten by other animals. In Mexico you can experience these amazing animals in freedom! Please keep in mind not touching these animals, pressure or swim behind them! These kind of actions can cause different kinds of deseases long time after you have gone back home and can also make them die, as well as it is very stressful for them.
In and around Playa del Carmen you can often find people which have big cats or small monkeys on a cord and ask you if you would like to take a picture together with the animals for a small amount of money. These animals are often caught in the Jungle and have been separated from their mothers. Animals of these kind do not belong on a lead neither belong they in a loud, full shopping street! Please don't support this!
Mexico ist a country with a breathtaking beautiful nature. Unfortunately the development of the people and the economy is not as far developed as well as the politics is often so ignorant that recycling is a rare thing here. Together with SANTI TOUR we want to try to input as much help as we can, that's why we collect our trash during our tours, separate them into all the different kinds of raw material and bring them to a nearby recycling yard.
In parts of Mexico the school system isn't certainly! The schools in very small villages don't have enough equipment and material to study. At the moment we are looking for a primary school which we can support in future with donations. Things they will need will be pencils, paper, painting material, bags etc. .. as soon as we found a primary school which be can support we can give you more information …