Tulum, Q.R. — The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) has official opened a regional office in the seaside town of Tulum.
Over the next three months, the newly assigned Profepa post has plans to conduct 121 inspections and surveillances along the Akumal-Tulum corridor that will have an impact on local forestry, wildlife and the maritime zone.
Head of Profepa, Guillermo Haro Bélchez, says that the new Tulum office will be led by Rodolfo Patricio Vilchis who will have six permanent inspectors. One of their top priorities is the protection of Akumal Bay as well as providing local service providers with the appropriate permits for swimming with the turtles.
Aside from Akumal Bay, over the next three months alone the new office will oversee about a dozen concessions in Zofemat (Federal Maritime Zone), a wildlife refuge area and several construction projects.