La Poza de la Becerra is part of an important wetland, with endemic species and microorganisms similar to those that existed 3.5 billion years ago.
It is a living museum that the Desert Museum sought to preserve through a project to make a center for research and dissemination of the importance of this natural area in Cuatro Cienegas, plans that could be truncated after the ruling of a judge that forces the Mude to return the pool to its true owners.
“The trial will last for years, in the meantime I do believe that we will be able to put an arm of the Museum of Desert to explain why it is so important to take care of this place ”, said Arturo González González, director of the Mude.
He affirmed that the institution’s team carried out an environmental impact study for years in order to develop an Interpretation Center in Poza de la Becerra, which was delivered to the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).
This project is an extension of the Museum of the Desert in Cuatro Cienegas that tells the local natural history and highlights the importance ofa from this area that has been studied by researchers from Mexico and other countries.
In addition, Mude and the Pronatura association, as well as Conagua, inhabitants and civil organizations, carried out conservation actions to restore the natural area, that It is in danger of drying out as a result of human activities of excessive extraction of water resources.
“There is this growth that has gone so fast in Cuatro Cienegas that some people are annoyed and angry that they have nowhere to take advantage of this possibility. of the growth that Cuatro Ciénegas is having in tourism, ”said Arturo González.
He considered that the legal conflict over the property, in which a judge invalidated the sale of the Poza de la Becerra in 2012 between the seller Luis Lauro Cantú Rivas and the Museum of the Desert, it could be motivated by interests that are not related to the preservation of a natural area.
“Precisely the acquisition ofThe pool on our side was to save it from all predation, ”he emphasized.
Since 2012, Mude was the apparent owner of that site, in Cuatro Ciénegas, derived from a purchasefor sale held on September 27 of that year.
Arturo González, pointed out that the pool was acquired through the Government of Coahuila directly to the person who had the deeds, complying with the requirements of the law and not for profit.
“We already have a group of lawyers that will answer this and everything necessary for them to get to know each other. the arguments of both sides, ”he said.