Summary of the matter addressed in the submission:

The Submitters assert that the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and other environmental agencies are failing to effectively enforce provisions aimed at the protection and conservation of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) outlined in national laws and international treaties adopted by Mexico. The submission asserts that despite a nationally designated area for the conservation of marine turtles, mortality reports have been rising. This mortality has been linked to fishing, collision with ships, ingestion of marine litter, and the presence of toxic contaminants.

Submitter(s):

Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C., Center for Biological Diversity

Submission Timeline

December 17, 2020

The Secretariat began reviewing the submission under Articles 24.27(2) and (3).

Submission - Submission authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

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Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

Annex - Other document authored by Submitter(s) on 17/12/2020

February 8, 2021

The Secretariat determined that the submission met the criteria of Article 24.27(2), and requested a response from the concerned government Party in accordance with Article 24.27(3).

Determination - Secretariat Determination under Article 24.27(2) and Article 24.27(3) authored by Secretariat on 08/02/2021