In 2011, the federal Government granted Revolution Resources Corp minning concessions to lauch a new "Universe Project" in an area that overlapps by more than 42% with the Wirikuta Natural Reserve (59,678 hectares). This added to another project, the La Luz project, which was approved in 2010 in benefit of First Majestic Silver Corp. This project involved 22 concessions and affected 6,327 hectares, 70% of which also fell within the Reserve. The Reserve also hosts the Wirikuta/Wixárica community and a number of sacred sites and resources used by this community. The project, which contemplates open extraction techniques, will threaten the community traditional activities as well as water quantity and quality in the area.