The Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve is one of the most important protected areas and well studied tropical dry forests!!!
Also several turtle nesting beaches are protected under the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles.
On November, 2006, the Mexican government’s Environmental and Natural Resources Secretariat ( SEMARNAT) through the General Directorate of Environmental Impact and Risk (DGIRA) authorized two tourist developments: “IEL La Huerta” (registration number 14JA2006T0018) and “Tambora” (registration number 14JA20-06T0011). Both located on lands adjacent to the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve along the coast in the state of Jalisco
Both project reports fail to identify the type and extent of all potential environmental and social impacts and therefore, they do not establish real mechanisms for the mitigations of any environmental impacts.
Both projects, as proposed and approved, will have serious negative impacts on the integrity and ecological functioning of the Chamela-Cuixmala Biosphere Reserve as well as other nearby protected areas and the ecosystem of the region as a whole. These developments also threaten the stability and equitable social development of the human populations in the region.
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