AMLO to Replace Huatulco Golf Course with National Park


Following President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s announcement of replacing a golf course operated by Ricardo Salinas Pliego with a new national park in Tangolunda, Huatulco, Oaxaca, the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, María Luisa Albores, revealed the plans for this Protected Natural Area.

“Ecosystems that have been altered by human activity will be preserved and restored, aiding the connectivity of nearly 18,000 hectares of jungle. Today, we already have 226 Protected Natural Areas across the country,” said the official.

President AMLO decreed the creation of the national park on February 27, after publishing a decree in the Official Gazette of the Federation.

“The new National Park will have an ecological restoration strategy, and tourists and residents of Huatulco will be able to enjoy the public beach, which spans 127 meters of coastline. In this region, there are records of over 1,600 native flora and fauna species and timber species such as granadillo and guayacán,” reported the Government of Mexico.

The area has:

– Over 1,600 native flora and fauna species

– Timber species such as granadillo and guayacán.

– The fauna includes species such as the ocelot, margay, jaguar, puma, jaguarundi, armadillo, western collared peccary, strong arm, iguanas, Oaxacan pig-nosed pit viper, parrots, and silver-beaked carpenter, among others.

– It is notable for the presence of endemic species such as the pitayo cactus, Oaxacan scorpion, lilac-crowned parrot, and long-tongued bat.

– At least 32 species of pollinators are found in the region, including the monarch butterfly, green-fronted hummingbird, and bats.

Source: Publimar