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PROFEPA shuts down a real estate developer attempting to clear land in Temozon Norte Photo: Courtesy
PROFEPA shuts down a real estate developer attempting to clear land in Temozon Norte Photo: Courtesy

Mérida, Yucatán — Bulldozers clearing natural vegetation from two parcels of land in Temozon Norte were halted by PROFEPA, the federal environmental protection agency reported.

The project lacked the approval of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, or SEMARNAT, PROFEPA reported in a news release yesterday.

A delegation from PROFEPA faulted the developer for removing natural vegetation in an area of 2.6 hectares, or 6.5 acres, intended for real estate development and sale of lots.

Unauthorized altering of forest land is punishable by a fine of 100 to 20,000 times the minimum wage under the General Law on Sustainable Forestry Development (LGDFS).

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