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Escape to Nature in Mexico's Sian Ka'an Reserve

Maribeth Mellin - SFGate
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August 7, 2014

MAYA KA'AN: Donde la tierra late (AmigosdeSianKaan)

Prescient environmentalists began pushing to protect the sparsely populated peninsula region about 80 miles south of Cancún in the early 1980s. In 1986, Mexico declared the area a protected reserve. The following year, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site named Sian Ka'an, roughly translated as "the place where the sky was born" in Mayan. At the same time, a few advocates formed Amigos de Sian Ka'an, an NGO (non-governmental organization) dedicated to protecting the reserve and encouraging sustainability.

Over the years, the reserve has grown to 1.3 million acres and benefactors from small hotels to government agencies and multi-national corporations are helping conserve and expand the reserve with funds, educational involvement and other support.

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