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A Project That Brings Together Ecological Conscience And Social Development
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As an immediate "side effect" of this new initiative, the nearby communities will be blessed with an increased market of job opportunities.

Iguanas - Acapulco
A great number of green iguanas, those reptiles that naturally inhabit the area above the trees of the tropical jungles of Mexico, Peru and Brazil, will find a home in the Integral Center for the Development and Investigation of Iguanas, a Regnum Christi project based in the State of Guerrero (Mexico). This project is a part of the Integral Center for Community Development which the Legion of Christ´s Anáhuac Social Foundation recently started up as a way of providing housing to those who were left homeless by Hurricane Pauline which assaulted the coasts of Acapulco
Iguanas - Acapulco
in 1997.

The goal of this project is to conserve the ecosystem and the natural habitat of the various tropical species in the area, among them the green iguana. As an immediate "side effect", the nearby communities will be blessed with an increased market of job opportunities. The organization will be directed by a team of
Iguanas - Acapulco
55 members who will coordinate these initiatives in 21 townships, assisting 351 communities, rural and native alike.

The center will be located in the Acapulco metropolitan area. Its main activities will include investigation, conservation, commercialization, the exhibition of iguanas, eco-tourism, as well as social and community development. In the future, twenty public farms and 200 family farms will be constructed. In the area of technical assistance, we will be offering guidance and aid in the distribution of livestock while guaranteeing them the sale of their production.

For more information please contact us at infoeng@regnumchristi.org


PUBLICATION DATE: 2002-04-24


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