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The Mexican government said Saturday it is considering reducing the protection area for the vaquita marina in the upper Gulf of California, an apparent admission that the tiny porpoise may never return to the entire...




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Mexico is considering reducing the protection area for the vaquita marina

The Mexican government said Saturday it is considering reducing the protection area for the vaquita marina in the upper Gulf of California, an apparent admission that the tiny porpoise may never return to the entire historic range of its habitat. The move would cut the area where gill nets are banned to protect the world’s...

Temperature in Mexico is rising faster than the worldwide average

The National Water Commission (Conagua) presented its Climate Report in Mexico 2020 in a videoconference, in which it pointed out that the temperature in the country has increased by 1.4 degrees, higher than the rest of the planet, with an increase of 0.98 degrees worldwide. “The temperature in Mexico has increased 1.4 degrees (in 2020)...

After delays, COVID-19 vaccine finally arrives in Puerto Vallarta

This Thursday morning, the application of vaccines against COVID-19 for adults over 60 years of age began in Puerto Vallarta with 21,450 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were made available. “People have come very early, there is a lot of order and planning to avoid crowds so that the process can be carried out safely...

Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

The number of monarch butterflies that showed up at their winter resting grounds in central Mexico decreased by about 26% this year, and four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging, drought and other causes, making 2020 a bad year for the butterflies. The government commission for natural protected areas said the butterflies’...

Puerto Vallarta reactivates economy prioritizing health of tourists

The municipal government of Puerto Vallarta promotes the reactivation of the local economy prioritizing the health and safety of visitors, since 90% of the economic activity of the municipality depends on tourism, explained Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña. The mayor of Vallarta explained that Puerto Vallarta, the staggered economic reactivation is promoted with a priority on...

COVID-19: UdeG detects 10 more cases of Brazilian variant in Jalisco

The University of Guadalajara detected 10 more cases of the E484K mutation in positive tests for COVID-19 carried out in the laboratories of the university. Cases of the mutation detected in the Brazilian variant of the virus will be sent to the Institute for Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (InDRE) for confirmation. On February 15, they...

Jalisco moves to ban anatomical alterations of pets

Practices such as cutting a pet’s ears or tail docking for aesthetic reasons could soon be illegal in Jalisco and punished with fines. Deputies of the Environment Commission endorsed reforms to the Law for the Protection and Care of Animals to extend the prohibition of acts or procedures that cause injury, suffering, or alter the...

COVID-19: South African and Brazilian strains confirmed in Mexico

The Institute for Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference (InDRE) confirmed Tuesday the presence in Mexico of the E484K mutation, the South African and Brazilian variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. In a statement, José Francisco Muñoz Valle, rector of the University Center for Health Sciences (CUCS) and general coordinator of the Health Situation Room for COVID-19 at...

Jalisco drops one level on Mexico’s COVID-19 warning system

Jalisco has dropped to the yellow traffic light level for COVID-19, after being orange in the national epidemiological traffic light, the Governor reported today. “For the first time, the evaluation made by the Federal Government, has moved Jalisco to a yellow traffic light,” said the governor during an event to deliver basifications to health sector...

Mexico receives shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Some 200,000 doses arrived to Mexico City’s international airport late Monday night aboard a British Airways flight from Moscow. Officials plan to use the doses to begin vaccinating seniors in the capital’s most marginalized boroughs on Wednesday. Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard...

Mexico’s Health Minister tests positive for COVID-19 as healthcare workers fight fatigue

Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez Gatell, who has spearheaded the country’s response to the coronavirus, said on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The official, who has provided Mexico with almost daily updates on the pandemic, said he is still waiting for the results of another test but is working from home....

Metro area of Puerto Vallarta grows 26% according to latest census

The population of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Puerto Vallarta and Bahía de Banderas increased 26.2 percent in 10 years, according to a report by the State Institute of Statistical and Geographical Information (IIEG). After analyzing data from the 2020 Population and Housing Census, the institute found that the population of the interstate metropolitan area is...