Cancun government to help protect sea turtles

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Due to the nesting season of the sea turtle, the Municipal Department of Ecology coordinates with the hotel, business and student sectors, so that they can take the right measures to protect these animals. According to El Universal, many entrepreneurs and the municipal authorities in Cancun will make a joint effort to establish actions to protect the More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Diving with turtles to be allowed in Akumal Bay

CANCUN — Federal environmental authorities have granted permits that will allow tourists to dive with sea turtles in Akumal Bay. The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, through the General Directorate More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Cozumel to host first Sea Turtle Festival

Event will include workshops and exhibitions related to art and nature. COZUMEL — On May 26 – 27, Cozumel Island will host the first Sea Turtle Festival organized by the Cozumel Parks and Muses Foundation More...

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By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

First turtle of this season arrives early in Cozumel

A local biologist found it near Mezcalitos beach. COZUMEL — Almost a month before the season officially starts for the arrival of sea turtles to the coast of Cozumel, on Monday, April 17 about 18:30 hours, More...

By Yucatan Times On Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Saving the vaquita

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) reported that the federal government will allocate up to $3 million dollars for the start of the rescue plan for the vaquita, government agency Notimex More...

Fossil remains of a marine creature were found in Guerrero. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Four recent and notable paleontological discoveries in Mexico

Mexico is a rich source of paleontological discoveries. Here are four such recent discoveries, including one by a Nuevo Leon city’s mayor whose finding has been named after himself: MEGALODON FOUND IN GUERRERO The More...

Flamngos are said to be rebouding in Yucatan. (PHOTO:
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 24th, 2017

Yucatan flamingo population reportedly is rebounding

The Río Lagartos Biosphere Reserve in the East of Yucatan is one of the main nesting refuges in Mexico for pink flamingos. “It is a bird that identifies us as a state and as a country, even,” said Jorge More...

Blue-gray Tanager in Peruvian rainforest
By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017


BLUE-GRAY TANAGER Thraupis episcopus, Tángara Azulgris (Spanish)   Blue-gray Tanager   When I visited my Granny as a five year old, she let me play with a three inch, hollow, bright blue plastic bird. More...

Three suspects lifted the turtle off the ground and hurled it back to the pavement, trying to break its shell. (Photo: Yahoo)
By Yucatan Times On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Disabled U.S. Navy veteran beaten for trying to save turtle

Three suspects were arrested in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Tuesday February 14th, for allegedly beating a disabled veteran who attempted to stop them from torturing a turtle. Garry Blough, a disabled Gulf War Navy More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

A 200-pound octopus catch off the Yucatán Peninsula

The Yucatán Peninsula is known for its turquoise water kissed beaches in Cancun, Mayan pyramids and quaint fishing villages. On the Northwestern shores of the peninsula is a small beach fishing community, known More...