Published On: Mon, Nov 27th, 2017

Revillagigedo is now officially a National Park and natural protected area

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Friday November 24, 2017 is a historic day for Mexico’s natural heritage, as President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the decree of the Revillagigedo National Park.

Finally, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the Decree of the Revillagigedo National Park (Parque Nacional Revillagigedo).

This turns Revillagigedo into the largest totally protected marine park in North America, with an area of 14,808,780 hectares.

In the current administration, six Natural Protected Areas and five safeguard zones have been decreed, equivalent to just over 65 million hectares, almost triple the territory that was protected at the beginning of this sexenio.

Mexico has reached a total of 182 Protected Natural Areas that together cover about 91 million hectares, almost 70 million in marine areas and 21 million in terrestrial areas.

The Revillagigedo Islands are home to endemic plant and animal species, and are sometimes called Mexico’s “little Galápagos.” The Mexican Government established the islands as a Biosphere Reserve on June 4, 1994.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Archipelago of Revillagigedo Patrimonio in 2016.

Parque Nacional  es ahora conectividad ecológica a gran escala.

Sus aguas tropicales, que circulan de oeste a este, favorecen la conexión biológica con otras áreas marinas protegidas y sitios del Patrimonio @UNESCO 

Con el decreto del Parque Nacional  se garantiza la protección de especies marinas únicas, como mantarrayas y tiburones.

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