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Escrito por ZihuaRob desde ( el día sábado, 31 de diciembre, 2005 a las 13:50:37 horas :

En respuesta a: Beach ATVs escrito por ScottAZ desde ( el día sábado, 31 de diciembre, 2005 a las 11:53:49 horas :

Thank you VERY much for that informative update, Scott! It is very reassuring to see that you are on top of this and that the area residents are willing to take action.

I was at La Barra de Potosí the other day and I noticed the police were using an ATV to patrol the beach, which I understand is supposed to be acceptable since they are "official" government vehicles, BUT... there were four other ATVs driving over the beach vegetation and everything else, and all the police did was wave to them. No warning, no action, NO LAW ENFORCEMENT. Of course, as always happens in similar cases, they will claim they are not the autoridad competente to enforce that law, but neither will they inform the autoridad competente nor the lawbreaker that the laws are being broken.

I regret that I did not think to take a photo of the police next to the other ATV riders to send off to PROFEPA. That would have been an excellent shot. Photos need to be sent to the authorities in order to provide initial visual evidence of the basis of the complaints.

ATVs can not only damage and destroy turtle nests but also bird nests as well as kill the crucially essential beach vegetation that helps protect and keep the beach in place during heavy rains and extreme high tides.

I certainly will add my letters of complaint to yours and send them to the addresses you found. There may be some addresses of other related governmental authorities in the message board archives from previous letter-writing campaigns regarding the bay.

If anyone wants to send Scott or me photos of ATVs on the beach we will be sure they are sent to the autoridades competentes with our letters of complaint in Spanish. And feel free to write the authorities yourselves at the addresses Scott provided.

Attaboy, Scott! ;~)

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