Akumal. Q.R. — The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) says they have closed a real estate project in the municipality of Tulum for destruction of vegetation and lack of permits.
Government environmental officials paid an inspection visit to a new real estate project called Condominios Nikte Akumal. The project, which is being constructed on more than 900 square meters of land, is building in a coastal dune ecosystem.
Profepa found that the three-level building was constructed in an area where protected vegetation once existed. Scrub such as Sea Grape, Beach Verdolaga, Beach Lily, Palma de Coco, Riñonina, Ciricote de Playa and the protected Palma Chit had been removed in order to build.
Inspectors requested the federal authorization to build the project, however, officials at Condominios Nikte Akumal were unable to provide any permits including a building permit or environmental impact permit issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
As a result, Profepa applied a Total Temporary Closure of the works and activities inspected.