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CEMEX and Noble Group sign agreement to strengthen biodiversity efforts at El Carmen nature reserve

Date published: March 1, 2012

CEMEX announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Noble Group to collaborate in biodiversity and conservation efforts at El Carmen, a private trans-boundary nature reserve along the border between Mexico and the United States considered one of the five great wilderness ecosystems of the world.


CEMEX signs agreement to strengthen biodiversity

CEMEX and Noble have agreed to cooperate in habitat conservation, restoration and enhancement, as well as scientific work, wildlife management programs and any other activities that benefit El Carmen. As part of the agreement, both parties will contribute to the operating and management costs of the reserve during the next five years, these costs are not expected to be substantial.

El Carmen, encompassing nearly 200,000 hectares, is home to more than 500 species of plants, over 200 species of birds, 80 species of mammals, and 65 species of reptiles and amphibians. Among other conservation efforts, four species of mammals have been reintroduced to the area and over 10,000 hectares of grasslands have been restored.

CEMEX has a longstanding commitment to integrating sustainability into all aspects of its worldwide business. The company works diligently to responsibly manage the land within and around its operations to protect biodiversity and maximize its contribution to nature conservation. The conservation of biodiversity plays a key role in CEMEX’s long term strategy for resource management, CEMEX has partnered with leading NGOs worldwide to achieve these commitments.

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