CESIAK Biosphere Reserve – Sian Ka’an – Tulum, Mexico
http://cesiak.org/ Centro Ecologico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK) is located on the Caribbean Coast of Mexico, near the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, south of Cancun. A small ecotourism and education center, it serves as a model for sustainable development in sensitive tropical ecosystems. The revenue generated through tours, fishing, beautiful accommodations, and various on-site activities is used to fund conservation and education programs within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. The Center operates using ecologically responsible technologies, including systems for wetland waste management, rainwater collection, and solar and wind energy generation. It also operates educational outreach programs and biological research. CESiaK provides a model for other sustainable development projects as well as an informational resource for the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.