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CEMEX Celebrates Earth Day with Reintroduction of American Bison in El Carmen Nature Reserve

John Jannarone

AES Mexico and the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
participate in a joint initiative

MONTERREY, Mexico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/search?q=%24CEMEX&src=ctag” target=”_blank”gt;$CEMEXlt;/agt; lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CEMEX?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#CEMEXlt;/agt;–CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE:CX) announced today, as part of
the Earth Day celebration, the reintroduction of the American bison into
El Carmen Nature Reserve thanks to a joint initiative between AES
Mexico, the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN), and
CEMEX.


The Earth Day 2019 theme is “Protect Our Species,” with the objective of
promoting the protection of endangered and threatened species. The
American bison is currently on the list of endangered species in Mexico.
Some of the threats that bison face for their recovery are the loss of
habitat due to the expansion of agricultural developments and
overgrazing by livestock.

In Mexico, there is only one herd of genetically pure bison, and it is
located at Rancho El Uno in Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico. The herd is
managed by the FMCN. During a three-year period, this joint initiative
is intended to translocate 60 specimens from Rancho El Uno to El Carmen
Natural Reserve for management purposes, population increase, and
expansion of this important species’ distribution. The reintroduction of
American bison into El Carmen will initiate the conservation of the
second herd of this species in Mexico and will be carried out in
coordination with the FMCN and the Mexican Ministry of Environment and
Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).

El Carmen Natural Reserve is a private transboundary conservation area
in Mexico and the United States that comprises five different ecosystems
and is home to a myriad species of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and
amphibians. Its main objectives are the recovery of native fauna through
the management and protection of populations and their habitat, as well
as the reintroduction of several species extinct in the region. The
reintroduction of bison will be added to other reintroduction projects
that CEMEX has sponsored such as the pronghorn antelope and bighorn
sheep.

“The American bison is an emblematic species of grassland ecosystems in
northern Mexico. It is a key piece in the operation and conservation of
these unique and majestic natural spaces,” said Lorenzo J. de
Rosenzweig, CEO of Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature.

“With the enormous challenge that the reintroduction of the bison
represents, CEMEX increases its legacy of biodiversity conservation in
El Carmen Natural Reserve and shows how partnerships between companies
and conservation organizations can create a better future for our
planet,” said Vicente Saiso, CEMEX Director of Sustainability.

About AES Mexico

AES Mexico is a subsidiary of AES Corporation (a Fortune 500 company),
which works in the power generation sector to provide sustainable
solutions to the energy challenges of the country. AES Mexico has a
broad portfolio of energy solutions that cover traditional generation
methods, as well as new technologies such as energy storage, wind and
solar energy. AES Mexico has a commitment to guarantee excellence in all
its operations and improve lives by accelerating a more secure and
sustainable energy future. For more information, please visit: www.aesmex.com

About the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of
Nature (FMCN)

The FMCN is a private, non-profit organization, which finances and
strengthens strategic actions and projects to conserve Mexico´s natural
heritage. Founded in 1994, its mission is to build a better future for
Mexico through resource mobilization, building partnerships, and the
constant search for innovative conservation mechanisms and tools. FMCN
is one of the largest and most effective environmental funds in Latin
America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit: https://fmcn.org/

About CEMEX

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality
products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than
50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the wellbeing of
those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency
advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future. For more
information, please visit: www.cemex.com

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