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Army’s Luxury Hotel Imperils Jaguar Conservation in Tulum

In Tulum, Quintana Roo, the Jaguar Park has been touted as a dual-purpose project, aimed at both preserving the local jaguar population and promoting tourism. However, the construction of a luxury hotel by the Army, among other developments, has raised concerns about the potential environmental impact and the true commitment to jaguar conservation.

Biologists and environmental advocates argue that the government’s insistence on opening the park is a guise to protect the jaguar and curb Tulum’s uncontrolled urban sprawl. In reality, they suggest it’s a move to further promote mass tourism in an area already struggling with over-saturation.

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