Injured wild animals treated in Riviera Maya rescue shelters

AKUMAL, Q. Roo — On Sunday September 17, 14 birds of prey, among them eagles and owls that are protected by federal regulations, were taken to shelter and treatment in one of the Environmental Management Units (UMA) currently located in the Riviera Maya. Akumal Natura Rescue will be the home during the next months of the new “guests” More...

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By Yucatan Times On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Monarch butterfly migration expected to expand

More than three times as many Monarch butterflies are expected to pass through Michoacán and the State of México during the annual migration this year, Travel + Leisure reports. Considering last year’s More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Manatees hold on in face of danger from man and nature

We all heard about the effects that hurricane Irma had on the coasts of Florida and the Caribbean islands, but we don’t think about the effects it had on the animals that can’t run away the storm. As Hurricane More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Top 10 tips for Cozumel snorkeling

Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced snorkeler, our Top Ten Snorkel Tips will help you get the most out of your Cozumel snorkeling experience. There are almost 300 species of colorful fish and over 100 More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Dinosaurs to appear in Merida

In the Parque de la Paz, next to the Zoo El Centenario, there will be an expo with animatronic dinosaurs…. MERIDA — From September 12 to October 12 the public will have the opportunity to attend the More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – MY JAGUAR JOURNEY, PART 1 OF 3

Jaguar, Panthera onca, El Jaguar (Spanish), Balam (Mayan), Onça (Brazilian Portuguese) Jaguar Portrait Living in the Yucatan jaguars seemed ever present whether visiting Maya ruins or the protected preserves of More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Beware the recluse spider, a danger that comes with the rains in Yucatan

It hides under gas tanks, behind tables, cabinets or bookshelves…. It is a species that adapts to any ecosystem, isn’t bigger than 2 centimeters with its stretched legs, but it is considered more dangerous More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Deer-hunting ban revives species in Yucatan

MERIDA — Although in the state there are breeding centers to supply deer meat to restaurants and hotels, Yucatan imports New Zealand meat, which is different but satisfies the demand for consumption of this More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Mexico, China and U.S join to combat illegal fishing to protect vaquita

Illegal fishing of this species is one of the causes of the extinction of the vaquita, which, like totoaba, is endemic to the Upper Gulf of California, and is incidentally caught in the gillnets used in that activity…. A More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 26th, 2017
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Ancient giant-sloth fossil confirmed in Yucatan cenote

The jungle of the Yucatán Peninsula is not typically known as a great place to find fossils. The humid environment has destroyed most traces of bone of the animals that lived here over thousands of years, but More...