A frenzy for sea cucumbers, driven by demand in Asia, has brought their populations near collapse in the waters off the Yucatán Peninsula.
A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction against a huge pig farm in the cenote zone, a victory for the protestors who have rallied against it for more than a year.
The 14 offenders who were caught driving vehicles on a stretch of Progreso’s beach a year ago have been fined 3 million pesos, collectively, for putting sea turtles and their nesting areas at risk.
While protesters staged a sit-in at the gates of a giant pig processing plant, two vans from an environmental agency arrived and closed five cenotes without explanation.
Environmental authorities have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Yucatán’s Caribbean shore.
Inspecting 53 boats that lead tourists to whale sharks, federal authorities suspended five of them.
The Chakanbakán lagoon all but disappeared after draining into six sinkholes that appeared underneath it. Now, with the help of some rain, the lagoon is recovering.
Ten days after a farmer sprayed his habanero crop with fipronil pesticide, bees are still dying, and within a growing radius.
Under an ongoing conservation program, 585 more flamingos were recently tagged at the Ría Lagartos Natural Protected Area on the coast.
Authorities are investigating the long-term impact of a “toxic cloud” that killed at least 15 million bees, putting at risk next year’s honey harvest.