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Authorities recovering old Tulum aerodrome property to add to Jaguar Park

Tulum, Q.R. — The Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) has begun the recovery of the old aerodrome property in Tulum. The 300-hectare space will be incorporated into the Jaguar Park through reforestation actions.

“These new hectares were an old airstrip and we have already begun to remove the asphalt road and we are going to carry out a reforestation process to protect the flora and fauna,” reported the head of Sedatu, Román Meyer Falcón.

During a recent visit, Meyer Falcón explained that the Tulum National Park was created by decree in the 1980s, and now with the addition of the old aerodrome, the new Jaguar Park will be a 1,000-hectare space where the flora and the fauna of the area will be protected.

“The works in this area also consider a corridor that will have a connection point with the Maya Train. In addition to a care center in the archaeological zone, as well as a site museum that is carried out in coordination with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in order to reinforce identity and preservation,” he said.

Once complete, the Parque del Jaguar will be a public space. To date, a 21-kilometre perimeter fence, a bicycle path and rest areas on Coba Avenue have been completed. Meyer Falcón says they are moving forward with the qualification of the South Access, the remodeling of Avenida Costera and the construction of additional public accesses to the beach.

The project is being done by Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (Sedatu) through the Urban Improvement Program (PMU).