The Real Heroes of Mexico: Meet Chris Pesenti

Chris Pesenti, The Mexico Report's 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico; photo by Red Travel

Chris Pesenti, The Mexico Report’s 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico; photo by Red Travel

The Mexico Report presents a hero-a-day in December.  Meet one of the 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico, Chris Pesenti.

La Paz, Baja California Sur

“Chris has been working in Northwest Mexico for over 11 years always striving for an efficient use of the natural resources by empowering individuals, incubating non profits and community owned businesses. From Magdalena Bay and Cabo Pulmo in the Baja Peninsula to Verde Camacho in Sinaloa he has developed, directed, advised or participated in different projects from organizations as ProPeninsula, Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias, Amigos para la Conservación de Cabo Pulmo, Magdalena Baykeepers and many others. In 2009, Chris founded RED Sustainable Travel, an organization that promotes social and economic development in rural communities throughout Northwest Mexico by linking species and habitat conservation to sustainable tourism. RED has helped in the creation of sustainable jobs, provided funding for vital conservation work such as the sea turtle monitoring, and funded environmental education programs where more than 100 children from the local communities have participated and gotten engaged with the natural resources preservation programs. If you’re looking for someone that actively supports Mexico’s development by enhancing the richness of its cultures, people and natural resources, Chris is the person you’re looking for.” Chris was nominated by Jaime Campos.

See more 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico here.


The Real Heroes of Mexico Books from The Mexico Report

The Real Heroes of Mexico Books from The Mexico Report

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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