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The recognition comes as Homún continues to fight against pig farms which locals say produce dangerous levels of pollutants that seep into their groundwater.
With the new improvements, locals are hoping that visitors from surrounding communities and abroad begin to visit their town and cenote in larger numbers.
The sacking of archaeological has become a serious issue, especially in the sparsely populated south of Yucatán.
The sinkhole revealed a cave system below, but it is still not known how large it is or if other parts of the property are also in danger of caving in.
A suddenly popular cenote has given residents of Tixkokob something to talk about. Photo: Facebook / Somos de Tixkokob
The court found that the large pig farm was causing unacceptable levels of pollution and risked catastrophic damage to the region's water supply.
Xibalba park will feature a circuit of eight cenotes connected by an artificial flowing river.
Environmentalists argue that the construction of a large industrial pig farm within Yucatán’s Cenote Ring could create disastrous levels of contaminants.
Cenote Azul in Sacalaca Quintana Roo. Photo: Courtesy The parents of a 16-year-old boy who drowned last Saturday...
Volunteers cleaning the cenote found 95 CFE electrical meters but said that more could still be down there. Photo: Courtesy.
Cenote X'Canché near Ek Balam. Photography: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht Scientists in Yucatán warn that within a...
A horse pulls tourists for a tour of Cuzamá, Yucatán, in this 2010 file photo from Wikimedia Commons.
Despite the dangers, Yucatán’s cenotes continue to attract a growing number of freedivers. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
A cleanup of the Chen Ha cenote in Kopomá revealed more than ordinary trash and animal remains....
Divers found evidence that humans around 12,000 to 14,000 years ago took huge risks while searching for iron-rich red ocher, which...
"Diver in the Magic Temple" took home the gold in an underwater photo competition. Photo: Courtesy Photos of...
Photo: Getty A new three-day diving event that promotes cenote conservation and respect for surrounding communities begins Friday...
At the bottom a newly discovered cenote in Cholul comes another find: Vestiges of sharks that have been extinct for more than five million years.
Biotechnology and nanotechnology will be employed to sanitize Yucatan's sacred cenotes.
Indigenous activists hold a mock ceremony to declare a corporate foe to be racist against Mayan people. Photo: Diario de Yucatan