To celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, the ecotourism resort, Hacienda Tres Ríos, donated over 90 percent of the mangroves needed to bring Cancun’s dazzling Nichupte Lagoon back to life.
This exclusive resort’s plant nursery, located in Tres Ríos Nature Park, has produced and planted more than 80,000 mangroves in four years.
Cancun, Q. Roo, Mexico – The eco-friendly resort, Hacienda Tres Ríos, donated 3,000 red mangrove trees to Nichupte Lagoon’s reforestation efforts that will begin today in celebration of World Wetlands Day.
The resort actively participated in the commemoration of this important day by providing over 90 percent of the red mangroves to be planted on this special occasion in this area of protected flora and fauna.
The ecotourism resort of Hacienda Tres Ríos and its nature park are recognized as a model for sustainable tourism development both regionally and nationally by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
The director of sustainable development for Tres Ríos Group, Gabriel Santoyo, stated that the donated mangroves were approximately one year old and were produced in the nursery of Tres Ríos Nature Park as part of the reforestation program authorized by SEMARNAT.
Mr. Santoyo explained that seven people from the nursery will serve as technical guides to nearly 60 volunteers who will participate in this reforestation program organized by the Environmental Education and Diffusion Committee of the Benito Juarez municipal district in Cancun. This committee was formed with the cooperation of the Municipal Department of Ecology, University of the Caribbean, SEMARNAT, Amigos de Sian Ka’an, and the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), among other public and private entities.
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