28th International Sea Turtle Symposium Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Posted on Apr 24th, 2009
"We are at the Awana Kijal Golf, Beach & Spa Resort, a nine-story monster of a building, which conveniently has an ice cold conference room with no windows, just like all the others in thousands of hotels around the world. Kill the lights and fire up the PowerPoint. You could be in New Jersey. There has got to be another way . . ."
(Mark Spalding of The Ocean Foundation)
Indeed there is. There was absolutely no mistaking the 2008 ISTS in Loreto, Mexico for New Jersey or Cabo San Lucas for that matter. From top to bottom, most everything about this year's ISTS was rethought, reinvented or renewed in some way…except for the sea turtle biology and conservation theme itself and the special camaraderie of our members.
There's no way to take on such a task without a committed, clever and hard working team, and we had just that in Journey Mexico, our program committee and our tireless corps of local and international volunteers.