Resort Construction Along the Ameca River Affects Native Crocodile Habitat
Wild crocodile feeding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Remember, this is a wild animal, not a docile and habituated zoo dweller... (jcronge1)
The nesting, swimming, & recreational zone of the areas endemic species including the river crocodile have been severely impacted in the last year due to the construction activities done by the local hotels around the banks of the Ameca River.
Witnessing the removal of stone in a zone that the Environment & Natural Resources Secretariat has assigned as a river crocodile habitat, a protected species under Mexican laws, experts in crocodile management are certain that many species have been affected. Environmental federal authorities will verify if an Environmental Impact Report was issued and if the construction underway is complying with its conditions.
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Translated by Carlos Soto
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