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National Preservation Week

24 October, 2016 - 30 October, 2016

The National Preservation Week by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) is held annually to recognize and celebrate the importance of our protected areas, such as taking measures to ensure the conservation of these places. You are invited to participate in the interesting events organized by the San Blas Isla Isabel National Park along with Peace Corps Mexico.

Activities Program


5 – 7 pm · · BIO12 Group of the High School #12 Academic Unit, will paint a mural about the sea turtle (The outer wall of CETMAR, at No. 26 H. Batallón de San Blas St.).
9 am – 6 pm · · Photographic Exhibition “The fauna of protected natural areas of Nayarit” by the Islands Ecology and Conservation Group (House of Culture).
9 am – 6 pm · · Photographic Exhibition “Amphibian Nayarit” by Prof. Victor H. Luja (Autonomous University of Nayarit and Save the Frogs! Nayarit) (House of Culture).

Monday, October 24th

5 pm · · Activities for kids: Meet the birds of Isabel Island (House of Culture).
6 pm · · Environmental documentary, “For The Planet: Treasures of Nayarit”, presented by the Isabel Island  Rangers (House of Culture).

Tuesday, October 25th

4 pm · · Workshop on marine debris (House of Culture).
5 pm · · Recycling crafts with “Ecologízate al 100” (House of Culture).
6 pm · · Environmental Documentary on marine litter (House of Culture).

Wednesday, October 26th

6 am · · Turtles release (A’ayetsie Wakie Turtle Camp).
7 am · · Beach Cleaning (Borrego Beach).
12:30 – 2: 30pm · · Regional Meeting of Beach Preservation Groups (Library of CETMAR No. 26).
4 pm · · Children’s Stories by the State Council for Culture and Arts of Nayarit (CECAN) (House of Culture)
5 pm · · Crafts for Kids (House of Culture).
6 pm · ·  Kids movie, “Finding Dory” (House of Culture).
7:30 pm · · Jaguares Bike Ride (Departing from Main Square).

Thursday, October 27th

4 pm · · Workshop on composting and backyard gardens (House of Culture).
5 pm · · Environmental games for children (House of Culture).
6 pm · · Environmental documentary, “Home” (House of Culture).

Friday, October 28th

11 am · · Talk: “Biodiversity of the Natural Protected Area of La Papalota” with Prof. Victor H. Luja, UAN (Auditorium CETMAR No. 26).
4 pm · · Workshop on mangroves by the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) (House of Culture).
5 pm · · Planting a mangrove with CONAFOR (House of Culture).
6 pm · · Talk: “Whale Shark off the coast of Nayarit”, with Chacon Group (House of Culture).

Saturday, October 29th

11 am – 3pm · · Share experiences Resource Management by Natupekes (Las Islitas in the mangrove area between 1st and 2nd section of the Ramadas).
4 – 7 pm · · Eco-fair featuring: Uumbali, Ecologízate al 100, Natupekes, CONAFOR, La Papalota, CONANP Isla Isabel, Kiekari Crocodile Farm, Platanitos Ecological Beach , Tepic Ecological Park Camp, EntreAmigos (Main Square).

Sunday, October 30th

8 am-3pm · · Jaguares bike ride (Departing from Main Square)
* Route: San Blas – Crocodile Farm – La Palma – Aticama – Matanchen – San Blas
* Parts of the route will be on difficult roads and paths, mountain bike is required. Bring water, sunscreen, bugs repellent, helmet, patches, camera, pump, first aid, music.


24 October, 2016
30 October, 2016


San Blas
San Blas, Nayarit 63740 México + Google Map