Loreto, Mexico: Challenges for a Sustainable Future Edited by Paul Ganster, Oscar Arizpe C., and Vinod Sasidharan Essays by leading researchers on the history, natural environment, society, tourism, & economy that Loreto faces for sustainable development. The threat of mass tourism is heightened by the specter of mining that compromise the view shed, pollute the land and water, and destroy the region as a sustainable tourism destination. Freshwater is scarce and poorly managed. Climate change will increase sea levels and cause flooding of urban areas, raise ambient temperatures, and reduce rain while increasing drought. Adaptive measures can offset these challenges but require community engagement and improved public admin at local, state, and federal levels.