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DIVE PARADISE COZUMEL SPONSORS PANTHERA MEXICO’S “JAGUAR MONTH”
Program Sponsorship Contributes to Jaguar Conservation Initiatives
COZUMEL, MEXICO – Dive Paradise Cozumel, the largest dive operator in Cozumel, announces today that it will sponsor Panthera Mexico’s “Mes Del Jaguar” in November by donating a percentage of all dive bookings made during the month to the program. Through their sponsorship, Dive Paradise hopes to augment Panthera Mexico’s established conservation initiatives to ensure long-term survival of the jaguar, which is a central figure in Mexican culture.
“We take conservation seriously at Dive Paradise. Whether it’s protecting threatened jaguar populations in Mexico or safeguarding our marine environment, we believe it is critical for us to support organizations that are making a difference,” states Michael Penwarden, CEO of Dive Paradise, Inc. “Environmental stewardship is a shared responsibility and we are proud to commit a portion of our resources to Panthera Mexico. Further, it allows us to provide our customers with meaningful vacation experiences beyond diving by introducing them to another aspect of Mexico’s rich culture and natural habitat.”
Dive bookings can be made in advance or at all four Dive Paradise locations throughout November in support of Panthera Mexico’s “Mes del Jaguar.” For those who wish to make a donation directly online, the DONATE button on Dive Paradise’s website will be linked to Panthera Mexico’s donor’s page for easy transactions.
“We are grateful to Dive Paradise for their support, as a leader in both the dive industry and in regional environmental stewardship. We believe that together we can raise awareness and make Jaguar Month a powerful tradition nationwide.” said Diana Friedeberg, Mexico County Director for Panthera Mexico.
Panthera Mexico created the “Mes del Jaguar” as part of their work to protect the country’s threatened jaguar population. For the first time ever, the month of November will be dedicated to celebrating, educating and promoting Jaguar Culture in all its forms through a series of events taking place November 3-30, 2018; people can register for events also taking place in Mexico City and Cancun. All contributions to Panthera Mexico will directly support in-country jaguar conservation initiatives.
About Panthera Mexico
Panthera, founded in 2006, is devoted exclusively to preserving wild cats and their critical role in the world’s ecosystems. Panthera’s team of leading biologists, law enforcement experts and wild cat advocates develop innovative strategies based on the best available science to protect cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards and tigers and their vast landscapes. In 50 countries around the world, Panthera works with a wide variety of stakeholders to reduce or eliminate the most pressing threats to wild cats—securing their future, and ours. Panthera Mexico is an established Panthera jaguar conservation program in Mexico and serves as the fundraising arm to support in-country jaguar conservation initiatives. For more information visit: www.mesdeljaguar.com.
About Dive Paradise
Dive Paradise, the largest dive operator in Cozumel, has grown into one of the island’s most respected dive facilities. Formerly run by diving icon Renee “Apple” Applegate from 1994-2017, Dive Paradise continues to maintain its excellent record of diver safety and personal attention to client needs. It has been selected by Scuba Diving Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards as one of the Most Popular Dive Operators in the World, for three consecutive years.
Dive Paradise now has four locations in Cozumel: their retail store on Waterfront Main Facility; Hotel Barracuda; Club de Playa Villablanca; and Hotel Cozumel and Resort.