Amenazas ocultas al paraíso costero de Tulum
Amenazas ocultas al paraíso costero de Tulum

febrero 21, 2024
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febrero 21, 2024

Amenazas ocultas al paraíso costero de Tulum

Amenazas ocultas al paraíso costero de Tulum

TULUM, Mexico – In a call to action aimed at safeguarding the pristine coastal ecosystem of Tulum, local authorities are urging citizens to report cases of alleged pool water discharge by hotels along the coastline into the sea. This practice, which poses a significant threat to the environment, has prompted concerns among environmental conservationists.

Itzel Trujano, the president of the State Committee for the Protection, Conservation, and Management of Sea Turtles, expressed her deep concern about the discharge of pool water into the coastal areas. Trujano emphasized that such discharges could have adverse effects not only on sea turtles but on all marine life. The water from these pools may contain harmful chemicals such as chlorine and flocculants.

“These elements are neither natural nor normal in the sea and can disrupt the delicate balance of the ecosystem. We need to remain vigilant. All those who have these types of pools must exercise proper control and management of these waste materials and water replacement,” Trujano emphasized.

Amenazas ocultas al paraíso costero de Tulum

Trujano destacó además que los vertidos directamente al mar están contaminando las aguas subterráneas, provocando alteraciones en el equilibrio del ecosistema. Hizo hincapié en que denunciar este tipo de incidentes en las plataformas de redes sociales no era el curso de acción apropiado. En cambio, alentó a los ciudadanos preocupados a presentar denuncias formales ante organismos reguladores como la Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (Profepa).

“It is crucial that all existing regulations are adhered to, and if you are aware of any establishment engaging in these improper practices, you should file the corresponding complaint. Proper reporting does not involve Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp. In the case of wildlife, it should be directed to Profepa,” the biologist emphasized.

Trujano subrayó que, como ciudadanos responsables, es nuestro deber denunciar este tipo de incidentes a través de los canales e instituciones correspondientes si queremos actuar de manera efectiva.

Rocío Peralta Galicia, the Head of the Department of Natural Resources at the Department of Environmental Sustainability (DSA) in Tulum, also urged citizens to report such incidents to the local authority. The DSA is responsible for conducting inspections at the sites in question to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

Amenazas ocultas al paraíso costero de Tulum

El llamado a la vigilancia y a la presentación de informes adecuados subraya el compromiso de los residentes y las autoridades de Tulum de proteger el frágil ecosistema costero que no sólo es una maravilla natural sino también un hábitat crítico para diversas formas de vida marina. La gestión responsable de la descarga de agua de las piscinas se considera un paso vital hacia la preservación de la belleza prístina del entorno costero de Tulum.

Amenazas ocultas al paraíso costero de Tulum
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