Lofty land grab – Bold Strokes – conservation area in northern Mexico – Brief Article
Marilyn Berlin Snell
Last summer, one of Mexico’s largest corporations–the cement company Cemex–purchased 136,000 acres in the northern state of Coahuila and plans to set aside the entire tract as a conservation area. Environmentalists in El Norte are thrilled with the El Carmen Project since the land, which abuts Brewster County in Texas, will act as a corridor for wildlife in the Big Bend region. The joint project between Cemex and the Mexican environmental group the Sierra Madre Association will also help protect local species like the black bear, mountain lion, and mule and white-tailed deer.
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