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Donated land to be used as Puerto Morelos nature reserve

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — President López Obrador has announced a mangrove nature reserve in the municipality of Puerto Morelos. During his Monday morning press conference, he said the nature reserve will join those already planned in Calakmul, Campeche and in Uxmal, Yucatan.

In addition to the Jaguar National Park located in Tulum, the Government of Mexico plans to create another natural reserve in Puerto Morelos. The reserve is being created due to a land donation next to the town of Puerto Morelos.

On Monday during his morning conference, AMLO explained that the new reserve, which will be called Parque de los Manglares, is due to a land donation.

The president said the idea arose years ago from Julio Berdegué Aznar, owner of the El Cid hotels, who died in 2007.

“When the development began in the Riviera Maya, he acquired some land for a hotel and apartments, but he told the children that 500 hectares of mangroves should be reserved for a natural park and now, the children sought me out to tell me that they want to donate that land that is in a trust for a park,” said López Obrador.

This latest natural reserve in Puerto Morelos will be added to those already planned by the government in Calakmul, Campeche and Uxmal, Yucatán, in addition to the Jaguar National Park in Tulum for which the government has already acquired the land.