Resolution Supporting Conservation Efforts in Mexico

WHEREAS, the region of the upper Usamacinta River along the Mexican and Guatemalan border includes some of the largest expanses of undisturbed tropical forest in North America; and

WHEREAS, this area provides a refuge for a remarkably diverse Neotropical fauna and flora of unusual scientific interest; and

WHEREAS, 3,312 square kilometers of this area has been designated as a conservation reserve (Zona de Proteccion Forestal) by the Federal Government of Mexico;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Society of Mammalogists highly commends the Federal Government of Mexico for this farsighted action in the interest of conservation.