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Sian Ka'an

UNESCO Marine World Heritage and COVID-19 (Part II)
The unprecedented drop in tourism revenues left UNESCO marine World Heritage sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity or continue crucial scientific monitoring. Local communities have seen their income vanish overnight, but some found creative ways to deal with the crisis and prepare for the future, as was shared during a September 2020 online meeting with Marine World Heritage Managers in the Americas. More information: https://whc.unesco.org/en/news/2179/
UNESCO/NHK Videos on Heritage
In the language of the Mayan peoples who once inhabited this region, Sian Ka'an means 'Origin of the Sky'. Located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula, this biosphere reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a large marine section intersected by a barrier reef. It provides a habitat for a remarkably rich flora and a fauna comprising more than 300 species of birds, as well as a large number of the ... Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai URL: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/410/