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Gulf Coast / Yucatan - Mexico - More Information

Background information on DU's Gulf Coast / Yucatan - Mexico conservation priority area
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Goals

  • Develop a wetland conservation plan for the wetlands of Mexico’s Gulf Coast.
  • Seek protected status for those habitats that remain vulnerable to loss and degradation.
  • Complete wetland classification of the most important habitats for waterfowl along the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Restore and manage 13,000 ha of wetlands in the State of Yucatan and 6,187 ha in the State of Campeche.

Strategies

  • Develop an initiative to ensure the conservation and restoration of the most important freshwater wetlands on areas adjacent to the Laguna Madre.
  • Develop a public awareness program through all possible media, to motivate social participation and involvement in wetland and waterfowl conservation.
  • Restore the most damaged wetland areas in the states of Campeche and Yucatan, caused by Natural events or Human Activities.
  • Maintain and strengthen partnership with state and federal governments and with local and national non-government organizations, to support current and future wetland conservation initiatives.
  • Develop a private land program to support the conservation and restoration of wetlands along the Laguna Madre.
  • Provide the results of the wetland classification project to government and non-government organizations to support wetland conservation initiatives.
  • Encourage universities and other research Institutions to generate information that is needed to support wetland and waterfowl conservation and management.
  • Develop and implement a communications program to support waterfowl conservation in the Gulf Coast Region.
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