Investigation launched into crocodile lynching in Puerto Vallarta

The Federal Office of Environmental Protection (Profepa), reported that it has launched an investigation into the lynching of a river crocodile in Puerto Vallarta.

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) established direct communication with the Public Ministry of the Federation in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, in order to assist in the investigation of the criminal case, related to the lynching of a crocodile in the urban area of this tourist destination on October 2.

PROFEPA coordinates work with the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), the University of Guadalajara and the City of Puerto Vallarta to protect the citizens and the Crocodiles that reach the urban area of Puerto Vallarta.

The PROFEPA reports that in order to address the problem of the presence of crocodiles in the urban area, we work with personnel from the Octava Naval Zone, stationed in Puerto Vallarta, the University Center of the Coast, the Municipal Urban Planning Directorates and Ecology, as well as with the Civil Protection Coordination and the Fire Brigade, to attend to all the reports presented in this regard.

It should be noted that since 2017, the Department of Ecology of the City of Puerto Vallarta has authorization issued by the General Directorate of Wildlife of the SEMARNAT for the “Management, control and remediation of problems associated with individuals or populations that become harmful, within the limits that comprise the municipality of Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco”, among which the river crocodile is included .


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