April 6, 2024
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Tulum Training Boosts Environmental Safeguarding

TULUM, México – In a bid to bolster the protection and conservation of the region’s natural treasures, Tulum, the heart of the Mayan Caribbean, hosted a specialized training event organized by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources for members of the National Guard. The latter is entrusted with the crucial mission of safeguarding the various Areas Naturales Protegidas (Protected Natural Areas) scattered throughout the country.

The distinguished gathering welcomed representatives from both the Mexican and Quintana Roo governments, who were greeted by Tulum’s mayor, Diego Castañón Trejo, on behalf of the local community. Mayor Trejo emphasized the significance of their visit and the ongoing commitment of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the region. Projects such as the renowned Tren Maya, the Tulum Airport, and the Jaguar Park have been at the center of the President’s attention, reinforcing the area’s status as a vital national priority.

During the event, Secretary María Luisa Albores González highlighted the government’s dedication to preserving the rich flora and fauna spread across the vast expanse of the 2,554-kilometer-long railway system. She stressed that the training was born out of necessity, stemming from the tireless efforts invested in the Tren Maya project.

“Under the vision of the fourth transformation government, our mission extends beyond mere paperwork,” Albores González asserted. She further expounded on President López Obrador’s commitment to establish several protected natural areas along the Tren Maya route, solidifying their conservation beyond paper declarations.

Tulum Training Boosts Environmental Safeguarding

Also present was the Secretary of Ecology and Environment, Josefina Hernández Gómez, representing Governor Mara Lezama. Gómez commended the specialized training for its role in enhancing understanding of the region’s ecosystems, their delicate balance, and the imperative of their preservation. She emphasized that the knowledge about prevailing environmental laws acquired during the training empowers officials to better fulfill their duty as guardians of the environment.

In other recent developments, the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development (Sedatu) confirmed the commencement of construction on a site museum that will celebrate the profound influence of Mayan culture within the Jaguar Park zone in Tulum. Additionally, extensive infrastructure works forming part of the Acceso Central project have been initiated, backed by an investment of 600 million pesos.

Román Meyer Falcón, the head of Sedatu, revealed that the Parque del Jaguar area will be seamlessly linked to the Tulum station of the Tren Maya, as well as the archaeological site. These endeavors have been meticulously orchestrated in collaboration with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) to ensure the preservation of the region’s natural, cultural, and historical heritage.

This concerted effort reflects a determined stride towards safeguarding Mexico’s natural wonders and cultural treasures, bolstering the commitment to ecological preservation and sustainable progress in the region.


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