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Yucatán will have two new Natural Protected Areas

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Yucatán’s commitment to environmental protection has been strengthened with the recent signature of Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal to protect more than 30% of the state territory before 2030.

This commitment implies the expansion of two Protected Natural Areas (ANP’s) of jurisdiction state: the Dzilam de Bravo State Reserve and the Puuc Biocultural Reserve. These areas are of great importance for local biodiversity, hosting key habitats, including those of the jaguar, an emblematic endangered species.

The commitment made during COP 15 on Biodiversity in Montreal in 2022 reflects Yucatán’s alignment with international efforts for nature conservation. During a meeting with representatives of WWF Mexico and CONANP, the vital role of the state ANPs in the preservation of the natural heritage of Yucatán was highlighted.

For the first time in the history of the state, all Natural Protected Areas under state jurisdiction will have their own management program by 2024. This initiative is crucial to guarantee that these areas are managed effectively and sustainably.

Yucatán will have two new protected natural areas

The event was also an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the efforts of local Ejidos that have chosen voluntary conservation. In total, four Ejidos located around the municipality of Tekax have been certified as Areas Voluntarily Destined for Conservation (ADVC’s), covering a total area of ​​8,621.05 hectares. 

This recognition highlights the commitment of local communities to the preservation of their natural environment and reinforces the importance of community participation in environmental conservation.

Species are safeguarded

In addition to these initiatives, key projects were mentioned such as Yucatán Vive, which seeks to guarantee the effective management of state ANPs, and the creation of the Federal Protected Natural Area “Bajos del Norte.” This new protected area, which covers 1,3 million hectares of maritime surface, represents an important milestone in marine conservation in the region. Its protection is vital to safeguard local marine biodiversity, including sea turtle species and critical habitats for their reproduction.

In summary, the signing of the commitment to protect more than 30% of the state territory and other notable initiatives demonstrate Yucatán’s firm commitment to environmental conservation and the preservation of its rich biodiversity. These actions will not only benefit Yucatecans today, but will also ensure a healthy environmental legacy for future generations.

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