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Tulum one of five to get ecological reserve as part of Maya Train project

Tulum, Q.R. — During his morning press conference, AMLO announced that an ecological reserve will be created in the municipality of Tulum. Mexico’s president said approximately 500 hectares will be earmarked to become part of a protected area of the archaeological zone.

“I take this opportunity to say that the archaeological zone of Tulum is going to be expanded with land that the Secretary of the Navy has, adding a greater extension. A reserve will be created, a protected area so that you can enjoy not only the beautiful archaeological site, which is the site of Tulum, but a natural park of around 500 hectares so that you can enjoy nature.”

During his announcement, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) detailed that the ecological reserve of Tulum will be part of several reserves being created around the 1,500 kilometers of Maya Train route.

He said the land will be expanded and the reserve created to balance out real estate development. “We have to create all these reserves so that we are not just thinking about real estate development and irrationally filling the jungle with buildings, which is also part of beauty.”

The land surrounding the archaeological zone of Tulum “will become part of the Protected Natural Area, linked to the archaeological zone of Tulum, an Ecological Park. The same in Uxmal, 2,000 hectares, also a park, a Protected Natural Area,” he told reporters, saying that a total of five ecological parks or ecological reserve zones will be created along the 1,500 kilometers of the Maya Train.