Tulum, Q.R. — More than a dozen National Guard have received specialized training for the state’s Protected Natural Areas. On Monday, the group were trained in Tulum on the ecosystems, the importance of their conservation and the state’s environmental laws.
María Luisa Albores González, the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), headed the National Guard training. She, along with Tulum Mayor Diego Castañón Trejo, welcomed the officials of the governments of Mexico and Quintana Roo.
“It is very important for us to receive them in this municipality where our President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has projects such as the Mayan Train, the Tulum Airport and the Jaguar Park,” she said.
According to Secretary Albores González, the protection and conservation of flora and fauna is a priority for the government of Mexico.
“The training was done out of a need and the work we have been doing through this project, the Tren Maya project, was based on that need,” said the federal official.
On behalf of Governor Mara Lezama, the head of the Secretary of Ecology and Environment (Sema), Josefina Hernández Gómez recognized the training that took place in Tulum, who hosted the training event.
“This specialized training allows for deeper knowledge, especially the ecosystems present, their fragility and the importance of their conservation, including knowledge of current environmental laws,” she said.
Elements of the National Guard have been assigned to provide security in the new Jaguar Park.