Authorities halt land clearing in Cuxtal Nature Reserve

Profepa has closed the area and stopped the illegal activities that were carried on there… MERIDA — Inspectors of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection stopped the vegetation removal activities in an area of 3.5 acres of the Cuxtal Reserve, in the municipality of Merida. In response to the City Council’s complaint, an inspection More...

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By Yucatan Times On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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For the second year, Kanasín’s “Nohoch Pib” breaks size record

In its first edition in 2016, the Nohoch Pib measured 120 linear meters; this year it was 150 meters… MERIDA — In this second edition of the “Nohoch Pib” (Nohoch: Mayan word that means “Big/Huge”), More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Misuse of sewer drainage in Merida, a problem that affects everyone

Merida sees improper use of sewer drainage in the streets, as people discard their garbage in there or divert their own drain pipes to those spaces.,, MERIDA — On a tour through different streets and avenues More...

By Yucatan Times On Sunday, November 5th, 2017
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Undiscovered Yucatan cenotes mapped with cutting-edge technology

Cutting-edge technology is enabling a team of experts to discover and map previously unknown cenotes, or sinkholes, on the Yucatán Peninsula and is also helping to confirm the existence of one previously detected More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MY JAGUAR JOURNEY, PART 3 OF 3

Jaguar, Panthera onca, El Jaguar (Spanish), Balam (Mayan), Onça (Brazilian Portuguese)   Jaguar, Panthera onca   DE-TAILS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES   After the surprise and awe of photographing my first More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Guatemala’s Tikal: Steep temples amid jungle setting

The most striking feature of Tikal is its towering, steep-sided temples, rising to heights of more than 44m, but what distinguishes it is its jungle setting. Its many plazas have been cleared of trees and vines, More...

By Yucatan Times On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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European Union adds Merida to prestigious urban-environment program

The International Urban Cooperation (IUC) program facilitates links between cities of the European community with different regions of the world, in order to help their leaders obtain new tools related to sustainable More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Thousands honor deceased relatives in Merida

The Xoclán and General cemeteries received hundreds of families, nevertheless this year’s influx of visitors is considered relatively low… MERIDA — Despite low numbers in some of the cemeteries of More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Watch your consumption of Yucatecan delicacies in this “Día de Muertos” season

Excess consumption of traditional meals can lead to health complications… MERIDA – Everybody knows that Yucatecan cuisine is delicious, and these days start throughout the country a season full of traditional More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Starfish display amazing features in Peninsula waters

It is important not to buy dry starfish or handicrafts made from them. It is best to enjoy them in their natural environment…. QUINTANA ROO — Undoubtedly one of the strangest animals in both its behavior More...