Mérida, Yucatán.- “The Cenote-cleaning program that seeks to rescue the natural resources of Yucatan, in charge of the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat) will continue this year, with a number of sites identified in the list”, stated Carlos Berlín Montero, head of the department.
This program will also include strategies to generate social awareness among the local population.
“During the first days of January, we already have cleaned two important cenotes, following up the work done during 2017 across the state of Yucatan”, he said.
In 2017, the Semarnat in coordination with divers, volunteers and municipal authorities achieved the cleaning and rescue of 32 cenotes within the state, removing hazardous chemical waste, garbage, plastic and other pollutants.
“These cenotes represent 32 calls of attention, 32 acts of generating environmental awareness, 32 reminders of the importance of taking care of our water table, of keeping our sites healthy to increase the tourism but also to preserve the good quality of our water,” Berlín Montero said.
According to SEMARNAT, the intention is to maintain the rhythm of last year, and clean up a good number of cenotes that already show high levels of pollution.
TYT Newsroom with information from SEMARNAT
more recommended stories
Mexico’s Covid Tzar Hugo Lopez-Gatell calls mask-wearers “egotistical”
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican.
Mexico’s corn imports are on track to break annual record
Mexico’s imports of corn, mostly from.
SEDENA awards contract to presidential aide’s firm
Mexico’s Ministry of Defense awarded last.
In the middle of the night, a man drowned at the Chelem Ría in Progreso, Yucatan
Progreso, Yucatán, (October 16, 2021).- Due.
“Asociación de Cantineros” emerges strong in Merida
As a response to what they.
8-year-old girl suffers burns in Uayma, Yucatán and is urgently taken to a Texas hospital
Michou and Mau Foundation helps with.
Spectacular Blood Moon will be visible in Yucatan on October 20th
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (October 16, 2021).- The.
Inclusive Entrepreneurship Fair will be held in December at Mérida´s ADO CAME former bus station
MÉRIDA, Yucatán, (October 16, 2021).- Work for.
Shooting at the Mexico City International Airport, 1 dead and 2 injured
Eduardo Beaven was preparing to make.
La Palma volcano unleashes ‘lava tsunami’
6,800 people evacuated as eruption becomes.