In Isla Mujeres, Marine Conservation Through Art

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A report from The Caribbean Journal.

On a small island off the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a group of artists are working to promote marine conservation in a rather special way.

It’s called Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans, and it consists of a series of ocean-themed murals created by internationally-renowned street artists aimed at raising awareness for conservation of local marine ecosystems.

Now in its fourth phase, the project was led by PangeaSeed, a nonprofit organization that works with artists to address pressing environmental issues facing the oceans.

The murals can be found in downtown Isla Mujeres.

“We are excited and honored to welcome back the Sea Walls community to Isla Mujeres for the fourth year in a row,” said Jesus Almaguer, CEO of the Cancun CVB. “Cancun and its surrounding Treasures of the Caribbean like Isla Mujeres welcome the largest concentration of whale sharks in the world every year, providing the perfect location for PangeaSeed to host their most recent street art activation project. The Cancun CVB is proud to offer both visitors and locals alike the opportunity to enjoy these unique art pieces, which perfectly align with the island’s bohemian vibe and its current environmental conservation efforts.”

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