The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree announcing the formation of four new terrestrial and marine biosphere reserves that will bring the country’s total to 91 million hectares set aside for preservation.
These reserves will be named the Mexican Caribbean Biosphere Reserve, The Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve, the Pacific Biosphere Reserve and the Sierra of Tamaulipas Reserve. Each location is the home of many biologically diverse ecosystems and the Nature Conservancy has been working in Mexico to urge their protection. Some activities such as fishing and mining will be allowed except in designated core areas, which will be enforced by the Mexican Navy.
To get more details, check out the article in Environment News Service.