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Sat Jan 23, 2016, 11:38 PM

Cancun's mangrove swamp destroyed for building complex

Cancun's mangrove swamp destroyed for building complex

Fri, 22/01/2016 - 00:00

Crocodiles were buried alive, along with numerous others animal species which inhabit Cancun's mangrove swamp, after excavators destroyed it last Saturday. Grassroots organisation Save The Mangrove, which had set up camp inside in other to protect the flora and fauna of the area, explained that 200 riot police guarded this operation.

Machinery working round the clock destroyed 90% of Cancun's last wild nature enclave in just one day. The Federal government authorised this action, which was carried out together with the Mexican National Fund for Fomenting Tourism (Fonatur). The 57 hectares of mangrove swamp, which are now just rubble, will be destined to become a residential area, a commercial centre and a catholic church, amongst other plans, in the area known as Malecon Tajamar.

Neighbours, activists, grassroots organisations and NGOs such as Greenpeace Mexico have all signed a petition on the platform Change.org, asking the local government of Quintana Roo to stop this ecocide and cease activity. You can sign the petition here.

Grassroots organisation Save Tajamar Mangrove managed to suspend works on Wednesday after a court hearing dictated the provisional suspension of activities until a home is found for all the animals that are left to die. Activists explained that during the week mysterious looking men had been coming to the area and taking live crocodiles away in black plastic bags.

More:
https://corporatewatch.org/news/2016/jan/22/cancuns-mangrove-swamp-destroyed-building-complex

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 05:54 AM

1. "Machinery working round the clock destroyed 90% of Cancun's last wild nature enclave in just 1 day"

 

> Crocodiles were buried alive, along with numerous others animal species ...

> 200 riot police guarded this operation.

> The Federal government authorised this action

Tool Monkeys Fuck Yeah!



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 25, 2016, 04:22 PM

2. Well it's a good thing Cancun isn't in area that gets frequent Hurricanes, oh wait. nt

 

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