The elaboration of a
municipal hydraulic plan with the federal and state governments,
and a comprehensive sustainable agriculture and productive
re-conversion plan in areas of recurring drought, are major
priorities for Mulegé. These plans will help identify sites to
store water for animal use (construction of dikes, rubblework
walls and water basins) and develop plans to recharge the
aquifers. In accordance with the state water law, the Town Hall
will propose that the Potable Water and Drainage System define
more precise and strict rules regarding volumes of potable water
for industrial use, including tourist service companies such as
hotels, marinas, port services, etc.
In the municipality of Mulegé, the state Governor has reported
that eight desalination plants have already been built.
The Ministry of the Environment, Natural Resources and
Fisheries, the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, local nonprofits,
and the Ford Motor Company launched the “Peninsular Pronghorn
Antelope Recovery Plan” by means of a campaign entitled “Save
the Pronghorn”. The aim of this plan was reproduction in
semi-captivity, elimination of furtive hunting, increase of
knowledge of the behavior of the species and environmental
education among local inhabitants.
environmental challenge for Mulegé is marine contamination,
caused by solid waste and other waste products emptied into the
coastal area during the squid fishing season. There is also a
lack of sanitary landfills or drainage in many communities, nor
is there a garbage management program (added to the fact that
the local population has a lack of education in this matter).
Management of waste water does not guarantee sanitation and
potable water supplies, of which there are little, are badly
used. Surveillance and enforcement by environmental authorities
is extremely limited. Abandoned land and water vehicles, often
with badly-kept engines, also generate a great deal of