Whale Nursery

March 2000

Whale nursery saved

Mitsubishi cancels its plans for the world’s largest salt works on the shores of San Ignacio Lagoon. The victory is the result of years of pressure from NRDC and local allies, including the Grupo de Cien (Group of 100), one of Mexico’s largest environmental groups. BioGems Defenders play an instrumental role in the positive outcome, helping to generate more than a million letters of protest to the multinational corporation. The decision marks the first time that Mitsubishi has ever withdrawn an industrial project under environmental pressure.