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August 31, 2016. Ecology

Mexican Government Recognizes CEMEX for Environmental Efforts

Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources granted the company Honorable Mention for the 2016 National Award of Ecological Merit. This award is the country’s most important environmental recognition and was presented to CEMEX for its conservation and restoration efforts under the company’s El Carmen Conservation Program

CEMEX earned recognition in the Business Category for its contribution to the restoration, conservation, and increased population of endangered species such as the bighorn sheep, the pronghorn antelope, and the golden eagle.  Other species whose populations have increased considerably thanks to conservation efforts being made in El Carmen are the desert mule deer, the white-tailed deer, and the black bear, the latter being the largest population of this species in Mexico.

El Carmen Conservation Program celebrates 15 years of work conserving the unique biodiversity of the border region within the states of Coahuila, Mexico, and Texas, USA, for present and future generations to enjoy.  Comprising over 140,000 hectares, El Carmen Nature Reserve is one of the most biodiversity rich areas in North America and one of the five great wilderness ecosystems in the world.


Press Release:  http://www.cemex.com/MediaCenter/PressReleases/PressRelease20160831.aspx