Development Is A Drag for Baja (Video)
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A short documentary called Tomorrow's Baja addresses the impact that tourism has on the unique and fragile ecosystem of the area. Among the many statistics that'll make your jaw drop is one that underscores what happens in areas taken over by tourism. A typical barrio family spends 20% of its income on water, but uses less than a single golf course sprinkler. Click through to watch a piece of the documentary.
With turtles acting as a glaring example of human impact on the area, it's great to see that conservation efforts are taken...kind of. Baja is a place where we can watch the battle between economics and ecosystems.
Catch more documentaries from the film festival at their YouTube page.