The Rio Lagartos Ecosystem is facing a number of threats, many of them are threats you wouldn't immediately think of for a bio reserve. The Rio Lagartos reserve is 150,000 acres and is one of the largest bio reserves in Latin America, making its sheer size a reason it faces so many threats. Here are the largest threats faced by the bio reserve and possible solutions for them.
The cenotes of the Yucatan are among the areas' most beautiful natural formations. These entrances to subterranean bodies of water have been one of the major attractions for as long as they have been noticed. They have had a huge impact on the people as well as the geography of the area.
The Governor of the beautiful Yucatan, Felix Canto, has decided to further their avian conservatory efforts by announcing the creation of not one or two, but three new protected area across the peninsula. The total protected area of the bio-reserves stretches across 76,000 square acres of open Yucatan jungle, woodland, and forest.
The separate wildlife reserves are meant to protect different species. The new Yucatan bio-reserve named Chichankanab Lagoon State Reserve, covering 28,000 acres, and its sister bio-reserve, the Bacalar Lagoon Ecological State Park, covering only 12 acres, are both dedicated to preserving water resources on the small island.
While maize was a common food for the Maya, their cuisine was varied and highly extensive. They consumed many types of food, including fish and other ocean creatures, wild plants, and their own crops. They were also excellent hunters and foragers, though their advanced agricultural methods produced the staple foods upon which their entire diet was based.
The primary crops grown by the Maya were maize, squash, beans, and chili peppers. The first three were used throughout the Americas and called the “Three Sisters” because they complimented each other both in taste and nutrients. Many varieties of maize were grown, but it was a delicate crop that could not support the larger developments, so it is thought that perhaps manioc was used in its place when maize was scarce. Other crops included tomatoes, avocadoes, papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, and sweet potato. Many herbs and spices were also grown and used in their cooking. This included vanilla, white cinnamon, avocado leaf, and allspice. Some of these were used to create special dishes while others were used in everyday cooking. Wild onions and salt were also commonly used in the cooking.
The Mexican government is excited to announce the discovery of an ancient Mayan ruler in the Palenque area of southern Mexico. They are as of yet unsure of the ruler’s name, but the tomb was discovered not far from another famous ruler named Pakal.
The discovery of this tomb being so close to another has led Mexican authorities and archeologists to believe that area in which they were found to be could be unrecognized Mayan burial ground. For nearly a decade the people in charge of the Palenque dig have been aware of the tomb below their feet. It hasn’t been until the recently that the Mexican government would agree to examine the area more thoroughly. They have allowed the process to go on due to the threat of imminent cave-ins and the invention of smaller and more agile cameras to fit in the tomb.
The infamous tourist attraction Playa del Carmen has tourists coming to see the wonders of Mexico. It's situated just south of Cancun, bordered by the coastal regions facing the Caribbean Sea.
When traveling to Mexico, one of the best destinations you can possibly choose is Playa del Carmen. This, located on the Riviera Maya, has a lot to offer visitors – beaches, relaxation, spas, shopping, night life, delicious dining, water sports, guided tours to visit ruins, biosphere reserves and much more.
You can join a guided tour either when you arrive at this picturesque place, or have it already included in your travel package. We have prepared a list of the various tour choices that Playa del Carmen, Mexico has to offer you:
Jungle tourism is a rising subcategory of adventure travel defined by active multifaceted physical means of travel in the jungle regions of the earth. Although similar in many respects to adventure travel, jungle tourism pertains specifically to the context of region, culture and activity. According to the Glossary of Tourism Terms, jungle tours have become a major component of green tourism in tropical destinations and are a relatively recent phenomenon of Western international tourism.
Of the regions that take part in tourism-driven sustainable development practices and eco tourism, Mexican, Central and South American practices are the most pervasive in the industry; notably Mayan jungle excursions. Other regions include jungle territories in Africa, Australia, and the South Pacific.
Many active travelers come to Mexico for the Mayan, Aztec, Olmec, ruins. Many come for the beaches of Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, the snorkeling in Cozumel, the Colors of Mexico City, the jungles of Quintana Roo, or perhaps even the rich cooking of the entire country. A number of travelers even come windsurf, whale watch and hike. But not many come to take part in one of Mexico’s greatest gifts, whitewater rafting.
In the state of Veracruz lies the country’s best whitewater rafting destination. Boasting more than 40 rivers that spread across the dynamic terrain in Veracruz, it doesn’t take much to understand why this state would have ideal world-class white water rafting and kayaking. The typical river in Veracruz accents narrow, steep water flow that has a medium to low water volume making rafting and other water sports a challenging and technical experience.
Fly to Chichen Itza and enjoy spectacular views of the Yucatan Peninsula! Chitchen Itza is one of the largest Mayan site
Enjoy a day packed with adventure and Mayan culture in a two hour guided tour of Coba ruins in combination with hiking,
Visit Ek Balam, one of the most impressive Mayan ceremonial centers in Yucatan and swim in the cenotes of the Maya Ce
Explore the ruins of Coba, one of the oldest and most important Mayan treasures in the region. Visit its temples and
Boat trip into the wetlands of the amazing Sian Ka´an Reserve with a naturalist guide followed by the exploration of Mu
Private tour for Avid birders. Go bird watching at Cenote Route, Coba ruins, Ek Balam or Dr. Alfredo Barrera Marin Bota
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