Published On: Sat, Mar 4th, 2017

Profepa suspends works on forest lands in Tulum

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Tulum, QRoo, (Notimex) .- The Federal Office of Environmental Protection (Profepa) has temporarily closed works and activities of modification of land use on a forest lot where construction works started without authorization in a property located in the municipality of Tulum, Quintana Roo, after receiving several citizen complaints.

In a statement, the authorities indicated that the forest vegetation of Medium Subperennifolia Forest was removed, affecting an area of ​​0.39 hectares.

Closure of land works at Tulum (Photo:El Diario de Yucatán.)

They explained that federal inspectors assigned to the Delegation of Profepa in the entity, as well as the General Direction of Inspection and Forest Surveillance of the state attorney of natural resources, went to the areaas several  citizen complaints were made before the authorities due to the allegedly unauthorized removal of vegetation forest.

They pointed out that upon arriving the property, the inspectors verified the change of land use in forest lands.

They stated that during the inspection no person was found to attend to the process, the inspectors then proceeded to make a tour of the property, finding the removal of forest vegetation characteristic of Medium Subperennifolia Forest, covering an area of ​​3,900 square meters (0.39 hectares ).

As a result, the temporary closure of works and activities for land use change on forest lands was imposed as a safety measure, due to lack of authorization issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) .

The clousre was made based on Articles 161, Fraction ll, and 163, Fraction VII, of the General Law of Sustainable Forest Development.

Closure of land works at Tulum (Photo:El Diario de Yucatán.)



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