Mexico City, Mexico — During his daily press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended his government’s projects. He says that the development and infrastructure projects of the government are accompanied by a policy of sustainability and environmental care.
He made the remarks Monday morning saying that the Maya Train, for example, includes the creation of parks and protected natural areas such as the Jaguar National Park in Tulum.
He said it also includes the expansion of the Calakmul nature reserve with around 10,000 hectares and the Uxmal natural park, approximately 2,500 hectares of rescued land in addition to area reforestation.
“We are replanting 200,000 hectares and this road, this gap for the train, is 100 hectares,” he stressed.
At the morning press conference, the president showed a video on the process of rescuing and relocating plant species in the southeast of the country through a georeferenced system.
“A brigade of specialists identifies specimens of specific interest, extracts them and takes them to a nursery to acclimatize them and later relocate them,” he explained in a press release.
“What we are looking for is not to destroy but conserve as many species as possible,” ICA Environment Supervisor Rudy Daniel Sansores García explained in the video.
AMLO made the comments after ongoing criticism by environmental groups regarding the devastation being created to make way for the Maya Train.