WWF in Mexico - Threats to local biodiversity

Shrimp fishing boat, Gulf of California, Mexico. rel=
Shrimp fishing boat, Gulf of California, Mexico.
© WWF-Canon / Gustavo YBARRA
Despite the establishment of environmental laws by federal and state governments, the environment continues to face a variety of threats such as:
  • Overexploitation of natural resources.
  • Agricultural expansion and overgrazing.
  • Water mismanagement and water pollution.
  • Coastal developments.
  • Commercial fishing.
  • Human induced forest fires.
  • Illegal logging.

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