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 Pronatura Peninsula de Yucatan’s private El Zapotal Reserve, the private Kaxil Kiuic Biocultural Reserve and Calakmul Biosphere Reserve , More...

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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...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Authorities secure more than 1,400 turtle eggs in Isla Mujeres

ISLA MUJERES, Q. Roo — During a joint operation carried out on eight beaches in the municipality of Isla Mujeres, the Federal Police (PF) and the Federal Attorney’s Office for Environmental Protection More...

By Yucatan Times On Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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New shark book, ‘Great White, Protector of the Oceans’, presented in Mexico

The Natural Protected Area (NPA), Isla Guadalupe Biosphere Reserve in Baja California, is the only concentration site of white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in Mexico and one of the best places in the world for More...

By Yucatan Times On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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100 baby sea turtles killed in traffic accident in Cancun

CANCÚN – On Tuesday August 2 at 6:45 pm, around 100 baby sea turtles were killed as a truck carrying them suddenly overturned. The driver was identified as the environmental conservation coordinator of the Palace More...

By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PIRATES ON THE HIGH AND LOW SEAS: MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRDS

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificent, Man O’ War bird, Rain-brother, Fragata Tijereta (Spanish), Chimay (Mayan)   Black, long-winged, fork-tailed birds sail effortlessly over my head during a walk More...

By Yucatan Times On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Megalodon shark teeth found in Yucatán cenote

During the State Count of Cenotes and Caves, several fossils were found submerged at 25 meters depth, and approximately 100 meters had to be drilled. Among the specimens found, two were teeth of a prehistoric shark, More...