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Sian Ka'an
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Sian Ka'an

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Mexico
Best of: Reserve
Description:
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 region's characteristic terrestrial vertebrates, which cohabit in the diverse environment formed by its complex hydrological system.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Sian Ka'an", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.