Mexico expands Sian Ka’an nature reserve

Posted on December 29, 2010 • Filed under: Enviromental Issues, Mexico, TRAVEL

The Sian Ka’an nature reserve, which boasts some of the most beautiful scenery on the Mexican Caribbean, received Monday another 319,000 hectares (787,654 acres) of protected land, officials said. Sian Ka’an, which means “gateway to the heavens” in Mayan, has been under pressure for years from the hotel business, the chief driving force of the economy in Quintana Roo, EFE reported Tuesday. The additional territory expands the reserve to nearly 1 million hectares (2.5 million acres). Read Article

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