LOW CARBON GOAL Contribute to CO2 capturing and climate regulation by guaranteeing the conservation of our 315 hectares of mangrove forest and lowland jungle.
Moon Palace Private Reserve
Being nestled within an area of 544 hectares of lowland deciduous jungle and wetlands brings great environmental responsibility to the Moon Palace complex, along with the need to adapt to climate change. For this reason, 88% of the property has retained its original natural characteristics–what’s more, 315 hectares of the area was awarded the certification of a private natural reserve, known as the “Moon Palace Private Reserve”, by the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) in 2013.
Natural antidote for climate change
The presence of coastal mangrove forest not only contributes to soil formation and the provision of habitat, feeding and reproduction sites for local wildlife, it actually functions as a natural antidote to climate change. This healthy ecosystem acts as a blue carbon sink, capturing and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the ocean, and mitigating the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. Lowland jungle habitats also contribute to the carbon storage process as well as being a critical habitat for numerous species listed as endangered.
Moon Palace has formed an alliance with Cinvestav and the Mexican Carbon Program to carry out a project where the storage capacity of blue carbon and the amount of blue carbon captured in the Moon Palace Private Reservation is measured on a periodic basis. Putting the importance of the area into perspective, the mangrove area has been most recently assessed as having the capacity to store the equivalent to the carbon footprint left by almost 60,000 individuals annually.
By continually protecting and developing biological studies to contribute data for further necessary environmentally-friendly actions, the aim is to achieve “Neutral Tourism”, whereby the debt caused by our carbon footprint is essentially ‘cancelled out’ by the conserving this rich nature reserve.