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Punta Laguna in Municipality of Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Ramsar Site

 
 
Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Ramsar Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 13, 2017
1. Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Ramsar Site Marker
Inscription.
Sitio Ramsar – Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna
Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh

Ramsar Convención sobre los Humedales
(Ramsar, Irán 1971)
Este sitio está ubicado en el Municipio de Valladolid, Yucatán y se inscribió a la lista Ramsar el 2 de Febrero de 2008 con el número 1763, porque se considera como parte de un corredor de selvas medianas, bajas e inundables, ubicándose dentro de un complejo de lagunas, cenotes y amplias depresiones inundables, dispersos en una amplia superficie que cuenta con vestigios arqueológicos de época prehispánica. Este sitio tiene un área de 5,367.4 ha, y cuenta con 222 especies de flora: 19 endémicas de esta Península. Diversas especies de flora tienen variados usos para las comunidades: medicinal, material para construcción, artesanías y usos ceremoniales. Se tienen registradas nueve endémicas de la Península, 215 especies de aves, 114 especies son residentes y 44 migratorias y transeúntes. Además es hábitat de especies en peligro de extinción como el jaguar, tigrillo y mono araña. En el Cenote “Las Calaveras” se encontraron restos óseos que pertenecieron a los antiguos pobladores mayas, que datan del periodo Preclásico (2500 a.C. - 200 d.C.) al Postclásico (900-1521 d.C.). Por su ubicación geográfica, se sitúa dentro de los límites del Estado de Quintana
Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Ramsar Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 13, 2017
2. Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Ramsar Site Marker
The marker is seen here to the right of the entry to the reserve, which is near the thatched building and white car in this view. There are multiple, additional informational markers located throughout the protected area.
Roo pero administrativamente pertenece a ejido de Valladolid, Yucatán por disputas territoriales.

English translation:
Ramsar Site for the Protection of Flora and Fauna
Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran 1971)
This site is located in the Municipality of Valladolid, Yucatán and placed on the list of Ramsar Protected Sites on February 2, 2008 with the number 1763. It is considered part of a corridor of medium-sized, low and floodable forests located within a complex of lagoons, cenotes and wide, floodable depressions, all dispersed over a wide area. The site also has archaeological vestiges from pre-Hispanic times. This site has an area of 5,367.4 ha, and has 222 species of flora: 19 endemic to this Peninsula. Diverse species of flora have varied uses for the communities: medicinal, materials for construction, handicrafts and ceremonial uses. There are nine endemic species of fauna in the Peninsula. Here there are 215 species of birds, of which 114 species are resident and 44 that are migratory. It is also a habitat for endangered species such as jaguar, tigrillo and the spider monkey. In the "Las Calaveras" cenote bones were found that belonged to the previous Mayan inhabitants, dating from the Preclassic period (2500 BCE - 200 AD) to the Postclassic period (900-1521 AD). Its geographical location is
Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Museum image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 13, 2017
3. Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Museum
The museum is built using traditional mayan building techniques.
technically located within the limits of the State of Quintana Roo but administratively it belongs to the ejido of Valladolid, Yucatán due to territorial disputes.
 
Erected by INAH, SEMARNAT, CONANP y otras organizaciones mexicanas y internacionales.
 
Location. 20° 38.747′ N, 87° 37.923′ W. Marker is in Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Solidaridad. Marker is on Carretera Cobá - Nuevo Durango (Route 109), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is near the entrance to the Otox Ma'ax Yetel Kooh Protected Area, a well-known spider monkey sanctuary near the Cobá Archaeological Site. Marker is in this post office area: Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo 77730, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nohoch Mul Group (approx. 19.2 kilometers away); Paintings Complex (approx. 19.9 kilometers away); The City of Cobá (approx. 20.2 kilometers away); The Coba Group (approx. 20.2 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh Ramsar Site. As the marker mentions, the reserve is technically within the municipality of Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico. This is a relatively new municipality created in 2008.
 
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The nearby Punta Laguna (Point Lake) at the Otox Ma'ax Yetel Kooh Reserve. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 13, 2017
4. The nearby Punta Laguna (Point Lake) at the Otox Ma'ax Yetel Kooh Reserve.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 7, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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