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El Carmen celebrates 15 years of biodiversity conservation and restoration Learn More

El Carmen celebrates 15 years of biodiversity
conservation and restoration


CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that, in conjunction with the commemoration of World Environment Day, its El Carmen Conservation Program is celebrating 15 years of continued scientific research, habitat preservation, and species restoration. With over 140,000 hectares, this cross-border private conservation region between Mexico and the United States is one of the most biodiversity rich areas in North America and one of the five great wilderness ecosystems in the world.

Located in northern Coahuila, Mexico, and southern Texas, United States, El Carmen represents an extensive key biological corridor for wildlife migration and distribution. This territory is home to more than 1,500 plant species, 289 avian species, 80 types of reptiles and amphibians, and 78 mammal species. Among the highlights of its protection efforts is the reintroduction of extinct species in the region, such as the bighorn and pronghorn sheep, which currently number approximately 400 specimens. Other species with considerably increased populations include the desert mule deer, the white-tailed deer, and the black bear, which is the largest population of this species of bear in Mexico.

“Through our El Carmen Conservation Program, we are able to restore habitats and wildlife in a region that is 8.4 times larger in size than the total sum of the areas impacted by our operations worldwide,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of CEMEX. “El Carmen’s 15 years of conservation efforts reaffirm the key role that sustainability plays in our company’s strategy.”


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