Laguna Catemaco is declared Patrimonio Nacional (national patrimony)
The valley of Laguna Catemaco is declared a federal protected zone, encompassing about 28,500
The National University of Mexico founds the Los Tuxtlas Tropical Biology Station, now encompassing
Around Volcano San Martin Tuxtla, about 5,533 hectares are declared a federal protected zone.
The Sierra Santa Marta, about 83,000 hectares, is declared a federal protected zone.
The University of Veracruz acquires 220 hectares near Nanciyaga and builds a Flora & Fauna research
The Grupo Ecologico Veracruzano de Rescate, A.C. acquires 300 hectares in the Santa Marta´s near
Between 1990 and 1995
Nanciyaga and La Jungla, both on the shore of Laguna Catemaco declare their properties reserves.
The state of Veracruz expropriates 6,318 hectares in the Sierra Santa Marta.
A presidential decree expropriates 9,366 hectares in the Sierra Santa Marta, overlapping all of the state
1998, November 13th
A presidential decree combines the previously protected federal zones, except Laguna Catemaco,
throws in the expropriated lands, and draws an even bigger polygon to form the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere,
155,123 hectares in total.
Speech of Presidente Zedillo on inauguration of the Biosphere
Veracruz State attempts to hand over management of Biosfera to Custodios de la Selva. Failed!
First management plan for the Biosphere is proposed
Consejo Asesor de la Reserva de la Biosfera - Los Tuxtlas is established.
As of 2009 that council seems to be defunct.
Final Management Plan published
|Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve