The Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development (Semadet) closed the doors to the Estero del Salado in Puerto Vallarta, to the surprise of locals and foreigners. Just last March, the protected natural area suffered one of its worst pollution episodes, when a nearby drainage collector burst and sewage was rerouted to the protected area.
The biologist, Jaime Alberto Torres Guerrero, director of the Estero del Salado trust, in his social networks only aimed to announce in his social networks “By taking possession of the Protected Natural Area of Estero del Salado, by SEMADET, and at the request of the agency, they will be closed until further notice.”
The Ministry of Environment and Territorial Development (Semadet) confirmed that it is in charge of the Estero del Salado and the Trust for the Protection of Estero El Salado (Fidees) in Puerto Vallarta, in the reception delivery stage, in addition to working on the update for the improvement of the Estero Management Plan.
They also reiterated that visits to the Natural Protected Area (ANP) will be suspended only during the days of delivery reception, but clarified that as of this Saturday, July 13, the access will be functioning normally.
They stated the objective of these actions is to strengthen this priority area in the coastal municipality due to its ecosystemic importance, since its landscape and habitat components are favorable for migratory birds and the development of the biological cycle of mammals and reptiles, such as the river crocodile.
This story was updated after the public statement provided by SEMADET.