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A couple of weeks earlier, Obrador revealed the purchase of 1,200 hectares from ejidatarios in the Felipe Carrillo Puerto sector for the new Tulum airport.
The Institute of Biodiversity and Natural Protected Areas (Ibanqroo) and the International Foundation for Nature and Sustainability are looking for options for a rescued manatee.
Tourism developers suggest developing a three-mile-long hotel zone along Yucatán's coast.
Though the exact number of animal species on the Yucatán Peninsula is hard to nail down, even conservative estimates place the number in the thousands.
The recognition comes as Homún continues to fight against pig farms which locals say produce dangerous levels of pollutants that seep into their groundwater.
"We need a new set of standards to address the problem, as honestly efforts so far have not only been unsuccessful but have actually made the problem worse," said Pedro Castro Borges, of the CInsvestav research institute.
Worrying levels of pollution have been detected at four of Yucatán's beaches.
Residents of Sisal say they don’t want their community to be a Pueblo Magico — Magical Town — any longer.
Ecologists hope to learn more about this species, as well as what brought it to Yucatán in the first place.
Local officials feel that the tiny resort island has reached capacity and any further development would be catastrophic.
The court found that the large pig farm was causing unacceptable levels of pollution and risked catastrophic damage to the region's water supply.
Environmentalists argue that the construction of a large industrial pig farm within Yucatán’s Cenote Ring could create disastrous levels of contaminants.
Yucatán ranks amongst the worst states in the country when it comes to sustainability, according to a new report.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presents his plan for Sembrando Vidas at a virtual climate summit. Photo: Courtesy
To comply with the Net Zero Commitment, all state government buildings in Yucatán must be carbon neutral by 2030. Photo: Courtesy
An attempt to contain sargasso in Mexico has some success. Photo: Courtesy Reaserchers point to pollution from rivers...
Cenote X'Canché near Ek Balam. Photography: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Scientists in Yucatán warn that within a...
Locals complain that tour boats routinely take on more passengers than they are legally allowed. Photo: Courtesy Residents...
Bahia Principe beach in Tulum. Photo: Getty The Riviera Maya — a 1999 rebrand of the “Cancún-Tulum corridor”...
Several indigenous groups claim the Tren Maya project is an environmental disaster. Photo: File Yucatan's fourth district court...
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