Rosario Salvatierra, a fourth generation fisherman in Todos Santos
For generations several hundred fishermen have launched their boats into the sea directly from Punta Lobos, the beach just outside of town.
The Tres Santos mega development is pushing the fishermen off the beach. Thousands of mangroves that once protected the beach have been bulldozed.
The tides and the development's sea wall cause damage to the fishermen's beach
Maria Salvatierra and her daughter at Todos Santos Center of Colorado State University, part of the Tres Santos mega-development
The development would also drain the already diminished aquifer, taking drinking water from a town where many residents already do not have access.
First march against the Tres Santos mega development
The first fishermen's blockade. The Punta Lobos fishermen camped on the road to the beach to block the construction workers from entering the development site.
Federal police have moved in to remove the fishermen and close down the blockade.
Lisa F. Jackson on camera
Federal police have moved in to remove the fishermen and close down the blockade. Maria Salvatierra in the photo.
The second march by fishermen
The Second Fishermen's Blockade to stop the construction of Tres Santos. Photo by Robert Saltzman
The Second Fishermen's Blockade to stop the construction of Tres Santos. John Moreno in the photo. Photo by Robert Saltzman.
Sin agua no hay futuro
Lisa F. Jackson and Rosario Salvatierra
The third march against the development.
The geology of Baja allowed for the separation of the peninsula from the mainland creating an isolated environment that led to a lot of indigenous plants and species to be isolated in the area. Most of the plants and species are unique to Baja.
Baja is bordered by the Gulf of California, also known as the "Sea of Cortés." Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortes the “aquarium of the world.”