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Government earmarks one billion peso for Tulum Jaguar National Park

Tulum, Q.R. — A budget of one billion peso has been earmarked for another of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Tulum projects. According to Román Meyer Falcón, head of the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), the federal government will invest one billion peso into the Jaguar National Park.

The creation of the park, which has already begun, will include a fence around the protected area that will become the park. In a television interview, Meyer Falcón described the fence adding that the park will also include wildlife crossings for environmental research.

A proper access point, which will be built in compliance with the Tulum Urban Development Plan, will also be created for visitors.

“We are not only working on the park, but we are also updating the planning instruments and the Tulum population program. In other words, we are working with Semarnat and with the Tulum Urban Development Program,” he explained referring to the planning as “an arduous job of political lobbying” with the Ministry of National Defense and the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp).

In January of this year, the Government of Mexico announced the creation of the Jaguar Park to “be a space to protect the natural, cultural and historical wealth of Mexico.”