In exchange for the 300,000 trees that will be affected by the construction of section 5 of the Mayan Train, the Secretary of the Environment (Semarnat), María Luisa Albores, reported that more than 450,000 hectares will be reforested, with the planting of 450 million trees in the five states of the country through which said work will pass.
In today’s “morning”, the head of Semarnat highlighted that along the Mayan Train route there are 25 protected natural areas, which involve eight million hectares in which the conservation regime is being updated, and will be created three more: Calakmul 2, the Jaguar National Park and the Tulum National Park, which cover around 6,500 hectares.
Besides, He specified that in Section 5, 142 million trees of precious woods such as mahogany and cedar will be planted.; More than 340 million pesos are being invested in conservation actions that involve all communities, through programs such as Sembrando Vida and Payment for Environmental Services.
Likewise, 269 wildlife crossings will be placed along the entire route, for the protection of animal species.
Albores stressed that the operation of the Mayan Train will help improve the environment by avoiding the emission of carbon dioxide.
“We are talking about modern transportation that will help by 2030 to have 392,000 tons of carbon dioxide, it is estimated that a contribution can be made at that value,” he said.