PROTECTION SERVICE OF CORAL REEFS AND MANGROVES IN THE COASTAL ZONE OF PUERTO MORELOS, MEXICO
AbstractSocial awareness of preserving the future of the environment has led to a worldwide interest on the evaluation of the ecosystem services to protect the coastal zones. The analysis presented here focuses on the coastal zone of Puerto Morelos, on the Mexican Caribbean. The area is a Protected Marine Area and an Area of Mangroves with Biological Relevance (CONABIO, 2015). The peaceful natural environment and the beautiful turquoise sea make this a desirable tourist location.
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