I created this interactive map as a volunteer piece through CEELAT in collaboration with Fundación Ecoprogreso, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring and protecting mangrove areas on the Colombian Caribbean coast. La Boquilla is a small fishing village near the tourism city of Cartagena, Colombia. Through pop-up photos, the map highlights the flora and fauna in the area as well as human landmarks. Due to increases in tourism and real estate development, the local community has struggled to maintain a balance between development and environmental sustainability. Fundación Ecoprogreso uses the map to encourage the community and local officials to protect the rich natural environment and leverage it to promote ecotourism.
Read an interview on the CEELAT blog (in Spanish) with Viviana Mourra and Humberto Yances, the project leaders.