Environment Secretary Rafael Pacchiano Alaman said the efforts to protect the vaquita are contained in other areas of the budget that was proposed for SEMARNAT
(SECRETARIA DE MEDIO AMBIENTE RECURSOS NATURALES Y PESCA).
Fish and Wildlife Service's Wildlife Without Borders-Mexico Regional Program (WWB-Mexico) and SEMARNAT
created a joint grants program to address this problem.
I also believe the Spanish translations of the book that Hunn mentions he is working on for local distribution will be beneficial to government employees in Mexican environmental agencies such as the above-mentioned SEMARNAT
that--although they may be interested in preserving natural resources--tend to prioritize Western scientific knowledge.
Two weeks after unveiling the protection measures, SEMARNAT
announced that the plan would be delayed by another month to April 1 to allow authorities to collect more complete information on the fishing communities that would be affected by the ban on gillnets.
The first set of comments in from SEMARNAT
in regards to Goldgroup's EIS application were received by the Company on March 13, 2012.
United States Antimony Corporation ("USAC") (OTCBB:UAMY) announced that USAMSA, a USAC wholly owned subsidiary, has received its final permit from SEMARNAT
(the Mexican Federal Agency for Environmental Protection) to start construction of a mill near Berrnal in the State of Queretaro, Mexico.
Juan Carlos Lopez Rodriguez, a partner in the project and director of Dragon Mart Mexico, said one of the pending issues before a federal court is whether the developers were obligated to submit the soil-use studies to SEMARNAT
or whether it was sufficient to present these documents to authorities in Quintana Roo.
- The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources
announced that the Official Mexican Standards (NOM) 042 and 086, relating to new car emissions and fuel quality respectively, will be modified in the near future.
SSWM is capitalizing on its patented technologies registered in Mexico with SEMARNAT
, a Federal regulatory agency overseeing environmental compliance nationwide.
A number of multinational seed companies--including Monsanto, Dow, and Pioneer-DuPont--have also filed motions to overturn the ban on GMO seeds, as has the Mexican federal government--via the Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion (SAGARPA) and SEMARNAT