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Ancient Underground Waters: Sian Ka'an


Language: English
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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.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Yucatan, Sian Ka'an, Mexico, Latin America, Caribbean
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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UMAS reference: AVFONDS-NHK-03.410
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation
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