New protected area to be Mexico’s biggest

Read the full story at Mexico News Daily.

The Mexican government will announce Monday the creation of a biosphere reserve that will be the country’s largest natural protected area at more than 5.7 million hectares.

The Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve will take in virtually the entire coast of the state of Quintana Roo and include the municipalities of Isla Mujeres, Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Tulum, Bacalar and Othón P. Blanco.

The newspaper El Universal reported yesterday that President Enrique Peña Nieto will announce the reserve’s creation on Monday at the opening of COP13, the global biodiversity summit, which is being held in Cancún.

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