They see positive that La Majahua in Zihuatanejo be declared a protected area 


ZIHUATANEJO, Gro., July 28, 2023.- The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), through the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp), proposed that the land and sea area of La Majahua be declared Flora and Fauna Protection Area (APFF) Hermenegildo Galeana. 

According to the project, this polygon covers 0.19 percent of the total area of Zihuatanejo and is located in the town of Ixtapa, which is accessed by the La Majahua scenic highway and where the Civil Protection Operation Center, and State Police is currently located. 

The study was carried out by Semarnat and Conanp, as well as by the National Tourism Fund (Fonatur), and its objective is the preservation of the representative ecosystems and the species reported in the area. 

Interviewed about this proposal, the biologist Pablo Mendizabal considered that it is good news, because it seeks to protect an area with a very high biodiversity and prevents it from falling into the temptation of some people who think they develop badly by doing some kind of invasion. 

He said that it is expected that there will be participation from society and that it be taken into account so that it can even be considered that some of that percentage of that large polygon can also be reserved for possible tourism development. 

For his part, Miguel Morán Camarillo, from the Grupo Zihuatanejo association, indicated that the natural preservation of this area is something positive, but considered that this project should not affect the part that has great tourist value, since they are areas of the municipality that they can develop very well. “Take good care that there is no such expropriation, because otherwise that possibility would be removed,” he added. 

He indicated that it is important that the project be resumed as a Protected Natural Area (ANP) in the Las Salinas area, where the situation is known to be very complicated, and its current condition is a problem for the urban image. 

  Source: Quadratin