Mexico launched six new nationwide parks and 7 natural world safety areas overlaying 17,918 hectares (44,276 acres) to be overseen by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp).The protected areas are situated within the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Oaxaca and Guerrero.Mexico now has 200 federally protected areas.
MEXICO CITY — Officials this week introduced the creation of 13 new protected areas throughout six states in Mexico, placing the nation’s record of complete federally protected areas at 200.
Mexico launched six new nationwide parks and 7 “natural world safety areas” overlaying 17,918 hectares (44,276 acres) to be overseen by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp). The fee mentioned it expects to declare three extra protected areas by the top of the month.
“It provides us a lot pleasure that on this administration…we will depart behind such a grand legacy for the Mexican folks,” mentioned secretary of the atmosphere and pure assets María Luisa Albores González at a press convention.
The 85-hectare (210-acre) San Quintin National Park was created in Baja California. The 2,076- hectare (5,129-acre) Nopoló National Park and 6,217-hectare (15,362-acre) Loreto II National Park have been created in Baja California Sur.
The 4-hectare (9.8-acre) Playa Delfines Flora and Fauna Protection Area, 16-hectare (39-acre) Jacinto Pat Flora and Fauna Protection Area, 37-hectare (91-acre) San Buenaventura Flora and Fauna Protection Area and 10-hectare (24-acre) Cenote Aerolito Flora and Fauna Protection Area have been all created in Quintana Roo.
La Sierra de Guerrero in Guerrero, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Conanp.
The 2,489-hectare (6,150-acre) Juan M. Banderas Flora and Fauna Protection Area was created in Sinaloa.
The 723-hectare (1,786-acre) Vicente Guerrero National Park and 282-hectare (697-acre) Hermenegildo Galeana Flora and Fauna Protection Area have been created in Guerrero.
In the state of Oaxaca, three protected areas have been created: the 1,923-hectare (4,751-acre) Bajos de Coyula Flora and Fauna Protection Area, the two,237-hectare (5,527-acre) Huatulco II National Park and 1,812-hectare (4,477-acre) Ricardo Flores Magón National Park.
Plans for the administration of the brand new protected areas weren’t accessible on the time of the announcement.
The wave of recent of protected areas got here in response to a mandate from President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to determine a conservation standing in areas with “excessive environmental worth.” Since taking workplace in 2018, López Obrador’s administration has protected over 4 million hectares (9.8 million acres) of land and water.
“I need to go down in historical past because the president with the second-most protected reserves created,” López Obrador mentioned earlier this 12 months. “…Lázaro Cárdenas has the primary spot. I need to aspire to that.”
Banner picture: Huatulco National Park in Oaxaca. Photo courtesy of Conanp.
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