Thursday, June 13, 2024

Holbox hotel project halted for lack of environmental permit

The federal environmental protection agency Profepa has temporarily halted the construction of a hotel in the Yum Balam natural protected area of Isla Holbox.

Profepa agents reported that the Cabañas Coconut hotel is being built on more than 2,000 square meters of a coastal dune ecosystem where mangroves and other vegetation are found.

During an inspection, the agents found 15 two-story cabins under construction among other wooden and metal structures. All vegetation in the construction area had been removed and the land leveled and compacted.

The temporary suspension of all construction work was ordered when the hotel could not produce evidence of environmental authorization.

Source: El Universal (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Refugees displaced by an armed attack on their Chiapas town stand in the bleachers of a open air sports court and look at proceedings below through a protective wire fence

Over 4,000 residents flee Chiapas town following armed attack

Thousands in the Chiapas town who fled a June 4 armed attack by a criminal group refuse to go home until authorities can ensure their safety.
An endangered vaquita swimming in the ocean

May vaquita porpoise survey finds fewer specimens than in 2023

The survey, which takes place annually in Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California, recorded the lowest-ever number of individual vaquitas.
Man in uniform and hard hat spraying auditorium seats for mosquitos, surrounded by pesticide fumes.

Study shows dengue cases in Mexico primed for widespread expansion

As dengue cases in Mexico continue to rise in 2024, a new study predicts that the mosquito-borne virus will affect 81% of Mexico by 2039.