Thursday, March 22, 2007
A UNIQUE BIOSPHERE RESERVE AND TWO ECOLOGICAL SANCTUARIES ARE UNDER THREAT FROM ILLEGALLY AUTHORIZED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN MEXICO
TO FELIPE CALDERON HINOJOSA
PRESIDENT OF MEXICO
The Presidential Administration of Vicente Fox left office just 3 months ago, leaving behind a well documented legacy of disregard for Mexico’s environmental laws, which translated into serious ecological degradation for the country’s natural wealth. That explains why such high hopes have been placed in your Administration, to turn that record around.
Veering radically from traditional environmental protection politics in Mexico, its Federal authorities have authorized, over the past 6 months, several illegal development projects right in the midst of the three protected areas, which includes delicate estuarine lagoons recognized as a Wetland of International Importance under the 1971 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and as a part of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB).
The legal action started at the Secretaría de la Función Pública, against the officials involved in authorizing these illegal projects, is a vote of confidence in your reiterated public commitment to reestablish the rule of law in Mexico, a demand you are insistently getting from all quarters, both domestically and abroad.
SEE FULL STORY: http://ecologistvoice.blogspot.com/2007/03/unique-biosphere-reserve-and-two.html