On Monday January 11th, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (Profepa) reported that it shut down a construction site located at kilometer 21.5 of the Progreso-Telchac highway, for not having the Semarnat permits for change of use on forest land.
In a bulletin, the agency stated that inspectors found that an area of 357 m2 was deforested without authorization from Semarnat, and endangered species such as “botoncillo” mangrove, “nakax” palm and “chit” palm were uprooted from the soil.
These species mentioned are considered endangered in Mexican Official Standard NOM-059-SEMARNAT 2010.
Fine and closure
The General Sustainable Forestry Development Act states that the action of conducting unauthorized deforestation activities in mangrove or forest land, as well as any other type of work or different from those inherent in their use, is a violation of the law, can be fined in amounts ranging from 100 to 20,000 times the minimum daily wage in the Federal District (which is $70.10 pesos, therefore the fine could go from $7,000 to $1.4 million pesos), and the temporary or permanent closure of the site or facility where the illegal activities developed.
For Profepa it is important to punish this type of activity, since the removal of these species involves the loss of environmental goods and services, in some cases irreversible, causing severe damage to the ecosystems with local and global negative environmental impact.
– Source: http://yucatan.com.mx/
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