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Small- and medium-sized businesses can play a vital role in conserving biological diversity and creating jobs that preserve natural resources for future generations.​

This is the case in Playa Viva, a boutique hotel and eco-resort located in the state of Guerrero on Mexico's Pacific Coast, situated near an important sea turtle sanctuary. The resort is developing an eco-friendly business model while supporting the turtle sanctuary.

Playa Viva’s goal is to serve as a model for effective ecotourism development for the coast of Guerrero and in Mexico overall. In addition to providing much-needed jobs, the resort also provides financial and in-kind support to the turtle sanctuary, which has high egg counts of critically endangered leatherback turtles, endangered green turtles and olive ridley turtles.​



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In May 2011, Conservation International’s Verde Ventures — which supports businesses that deliver environmental, socioeconomic and financial benefits — invested US$ 200,000 in Playa Viva LLC to fund improvements to the facilities, including additional accommodation units, energy services and fixtures.​


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