Tulum, Q.R. — The Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu) has presented the upcoming Jaguar National Park project in Tulum.
The head of the Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano (Sedatu), Román Meyer Falcón, said that the project will promote land use planning and take care of the natural and cultural wealth of Rivera Maya. He said the project will be carried out with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).
“The aim is to stop excessive urban growth, particularly in the city of Tulum and other surrounding areas, and to be able to preserve the environment. Sedatu and Semarnat are collaborating to turn the park into a space for healthy coexistence with the environment and an international benchmark for the conservation of ecological heritage,” the official explained.
Meyer Falcón said that the new Parque Nacional del Jaguar includes the restoration of degraded areas, the development of productive activities such as beekeeping to care for the ecosystem, strategies for the conservation of flora and fauna with an emphasis on endemic species such as the jaguar to promote protection and reproduction.
He commented that part of the project also includes the exploration to define a new protected natural area that could be considered a biosphere reserve of more than 250,000 hectares for the preservation of the jaguar and other species in the region.
The project, which was announced by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador last year, will cover nearly 1,000 hectares for the preservation of the jaguar and other regional species.