Environmental Monitoring Committees Were Renewed in San Quintín

• 2 communities of San Quintin have active committees since 2016

• Currently 24 people are part of the participatory committees

San Quintín, Baja California, July 12, 2018 (PRESS RELEASE).- The Environmental Monitoring Committees of La Chorera and Ejido Chapala, in San Quintín, were renewed for the period 2018-2018 with the participation of 24 people from both communities.

The Environmental Monitoring Committee is a program of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA in Spanish) and is promoted by Terra Peninsular in San Quintín.

The committee of La Chorera was formed in 2016 and it currently consists of 11 people, while the Ejido Chapala created its committee in 2017 and it’s conformed by 13 inhabitants of that community.

“The committees are important because they encourage citizen participation and are part of the conservation strategies of Terra Peninsular in the area of ​​San Quintín Bay,” said Claudia Guzmán, Community Engagement Coordinator of Terra Peninsular.

She explained that the committees are groups of society that voluntarily commit themselves to the care and defense of wildlife and natural resources, the committees are renew each year and are integrated by inhabitants of Chapala and La Chorera.

The activities of the members of each committee consist of carrying out monitoring in the areas surrounding their communities and filing complaints about environmental crimes, which are presented to PROFEPA, the authority responsible for attending those files.

Both communities of San Quintín Bay are located close to the Monte Ceniza and Punta Mazo nature reserves, which are certified through the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Conanp) as Areas Voluntarily Destined for Conservation and protected by Terra Peninsular.