Cancun, Q.R. — The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) closed nine tourism projects located in the Protected Natural Area (PNA) of Tulum for the illegal removal of vegetation of low forest, scrub and coastal dunes affecting flora and fauna.
They reported that during the period of October 15 to 19 of this year, federal inspectors of the Office of Natural Resources conducted a review of nine developments, five of which were in violation for environmental impact and four in forestry.
During the inquiries they inspected Kitchen Table Grill / Bar, More Claire Aline Blanc, The Palms, Ecovillas Alux, Camping & Restaurant Revolution, Pancho Villa, Adelita Bar, as well as three other establishments that were found lacking the appropriate construction permits required inside the Tulum National Park.
According to a statement, Profepa officials noted an area of 37,615 square meters where vegetation of three major ecosystems to climate regulation had been disturbed or removed.
They added that these coastal areas are of great ecological importance because they border between ocean and atmosphere continent. They say that plants such as creeping species, for example, help minimize the effects of damage caused by storms and play a very important role in controlling erosion. He stressed that they are very complex areas when you take into account the processes that take place in them. They are also habitat land for the nesting and breeding of dynamic wildlife.