Mahahual’s environment, made unique by its biodiversity and extraordinary ecosystems, is at the core of the local tourism and economy. The recent expansion of mass tourism poses a threat to the fragile ecological equilibrium of Mahahual. It is crucial that we work together to protect its integrity in order to ensure its full natural, social and economical value.
In order to help solve this environmental crisis and ensure a prosperous future for the town’s incredible natural heritage, Takata Research Center has created an eco-certification program in order to help local businesses in their journey towards eco-responsibility.
By participating in the Eco-Mahahual Certification Program, local businesses take a stand in favor of a more sustainable form of tourism. It’s a testimony of their commitment towards the region’s environmental integrity, the city’s economic prosperity and the actual and future well-being of Mahahual’s community.
Participants wishing to obtain Takata’s Eco-Mahahual Certification can achieve 4 levels of recognition, depending on their involvement. These businesses will implement a variety of actions such as:
- Residual materials management
- Responsible sourcing
- Sustainable use of energy and water.
The Takata Research Center team offers the tools and support needed in order to reach the environmental goals of each establishment and help them obtain their desired Eco-Mahahual Certification.
Outlined below are the Mahahual businesses that have received the Eco-Mahahual Certification to date:
The Takata Research Center team continues to work with those businesses involved in the program to improve their environmental impact and encourage others to follow suit. Our interns working on the program have the opportunity to integrate with the local community and understand the challenges facing both the Mahahual ecosystem and those in the tourist industry working to protect it.