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More than 2,200 hectares declared protected for Tulum Jaguar National Park

Tulum, Q.R. — A 2,200 hectare area of land has been declared a protected natural area in the municipality of Tulum. On Tuesday, the federal government published the decree that designates the more than 2,258 hectares of the Jaguar National Park in the northeast as protected.

According to the decree, the region is home to 928 different species, making it important for its biological and cultural significance. With its new protected status, the area of land is now under usage restrictions.

The decree also points out that 81 of the animals located in that region are considered endangered. A concrete fence is expected to be constructed in August to enclose the newly created Jaguar National Park.