Caballeros in foreground taking a break
from ferrying tourists to the Monarch colonies;
the helicopter in background was one of three transporting dignitaries to the event.
press interviewing Dario García de la Paz,
President of Alianza de Ejidos y Comunidades Reserva Mariposa Monarca, A.C.
(Alliance of Ejidos & Communities in the Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Civil Asso.)
a bit of theater...
Mexican environmental officials present included:
the new Director of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Preserve (MBBR), Eduardo Ramirez Alvarado;
the Director of the Environmental Attorney General’s Office (PROFEPA), José Luis Luege Tamargo;
the Michoacan Delegate of PROFEPA, Francisco Luna Contreras;
the President of National Commission for Protected Areas (CONANP), Dr. Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich.
former Municipal President of Angangueo, Jorge Martín Arizmend
Dr. Ernesto Enkerlin Hoeflich
President of the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP)
(National Commission for the Protection of Natural Areas)
Lázaro Cárdenas Batel, Governor of Michoacan speaks with Sierra Chincua auditorium in background
Forest Firefighters looking on
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