Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tourism Projects Trigger Conflict in Preserve

MEXICO CITY, Jan 17 (Tierramérica) - A golf course, hotels, luxury residences, stables and a private marina will occupy land next to a valuable biodiversity reserve in the western Mexican state of Jalisco. With official permission, the project developers have begun work, but opponents have sworn to stop them.

After receiving government approval to build in this fragile ecosystem, at the end of 2006, just as President Vicente Fox stepped down and the Felipe Calderón administration began, the developers accelerated work on their projects. Meanwhile, opponents are preparing their legal weapons, which may include lawsuits in international courts...

SEE FULL ARTICLE: http://ecologistvoice.blogspot.com/2007/03/tourism-projects-trigger-conflict-in.html

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