Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Valerie Hukalo, 2006 Update in progress. South of tourism hotspots Cancún and Tulum lies the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Sian Ka’an is Mayan for ‘where the sky is born.’ Such poetic language perfectly suits this lovely reserve, which comprises tropical forests, wetlands, reefs and a beautiful Caribbean coast. Most travelers head to Punta Allen …

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pinacate Biosphere Reserve The Pinacate Reserve and the abutting Gran Desierto de Altar Reserve are less than a day’s drive from the U.S.-Mexico border. Together, the two contiguous reserves protect the sea, coast, and inland desert. El Pinacate stands out for its easier access and its surreal beauty. Located in the state of Sonora …

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Diana Hernandez, Cacti July 2 the 42WHC added this park to the World Heritage List. 42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #42whc Wikipedia: The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve is a protected natural area located in southeastern Mexico. Its name derives from its two main locations: Cuicatlán and Tehuacán. Almost all of the reserve is …

Biosphere

Buzzwords A biosphere reserve is an area proposed by its residents, ratified by a national committee, and designated by UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program, which demonstrates innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. The idea was proposed by Mexican scientist Enrique Beltran at the First World Conference on National Parks held …

Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Xixim, Flamingos Mexico – Decreed a wildlife refuge in 1979 and a biosphere reserve in the 1980s, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve is the cradle of ecotourism (cuna del ecoturismo). A bit of tourism history – in 1983 this place inspired Hector Ceballos-Lascurain to coin the e-word. The economy thrives on the fishing and tourism, …

World Network of Biosphere Reserves, Status Report

Poster: Masurian Lakes Biosphere Reserve Publisher’s Note: We are editing and adding links to UNESCO Press Release The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme meeting in Paris has added 23 new sites to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, including four that straddle national boundaries. These additions were made during the MAB …

2016 News from Sian Ka’an

Mexico – 2016 News from the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve Embedded Tweets #PorSiTeLoPerdiste Tiene Sian Ka’an límite de 800 cuartos de hotel https://t.co/YmYRhOttVo pic.twitter.com/9DY7oTirXs — Capital QuintanaRoo (@CapitalQR) July 25, 2016 ¡Buenos días!, hoy en PORTADA: Limitan cuartos de hotel en Sian Ka'an. #Cancún pic.twitter.com/cVtOhfgO3l — Novedades de Q.Roo (@novedadesqroo) July 24, 2016 las autoridades …