Tres Ríos donated 3,000 mangrove trees to reforest protected areas of the Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun.
To celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, 2010, Tres Ríos donated red mangrove trees needed to bring Cancun’s dazzling Nichupte Lagoon back to life.
Our exclusive resort’s plant nursery, located in the Tres Ríos Nature Park, has produced and planted more than 80,000 mangroves in four years.
We actively participated in the commemoration of this important day by providing over 90 percent of the red mangroves to be planted on this special occasion in this area of protected flora and fauna.
The Chief Environmental Officer at Tres Ríos, Gabriel Santoyo, stated that the donated mangroves were approximately one year old and were produced in the Tres Ríos nursery as part of the reforestation program authorized by SEMARNAT.
Mr. Santoyo explained that Tres Ríos personnel served as technical guides to nearly 60 volunteers of the reforestation program organized by the Environmental Education and Diffusion Committee of the Benito Juarez municipal district in Cancun.
This Committee was formed with the cooperation of the Municipal Department of Ecology, University of the Caribbean, SEMARNAT, Amigos de Sian Ka’an, and the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP).
According to the Environmental Education and Diffusion Committee, they expect to plant 700 red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) throughout the Nichupte Lagoon. The reforestation will continue over the next few days with a total of 3,150 trees being planted.
Mr. Santoyo indicated that the ecotourism complex of Tres Ríos will continue to lend support to reforestation programs throughout the year with the help of its nursery, which has produced and reforested more than 80,000 plants over four years.
For more details on the reforestation program, take a look at our video and additional photos.