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Mexican Caribbean announces new regulations to protect whale sharks

Mexican Caribbean announces new regulations to protect whale sharks

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Mexico’s Natural Commission of Natural Protected Areas has launched a set of innovative new policies aimed at safeguarding endangered whale sharks.

Launched in advance of Whale Shark Day (August 30), the new government regulations are also aimed at preserving the magical appeal that attracts visitors each year to swim with the whale sharks each season from May through September.

“As scores of animal lovers discover this unique experience each year, the rising popularity of swimming with whale sharks affects a rising need to protect these special species,” said Dario Flota Ocampo, director of Quintana Roo Tourism Board. “These new restrictions showcase our efforts to promote sustainable tourism practices to conserve the species for future generations.”

Source: Travel Pulse

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