Published On: Fri, Sep 6th, 2019

Hundreds of flamingos arrive to the mangroves of Sisal, Yucatán

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The arrival of hundreds of flamingos to the swamp of Sisal, Yucatán took the people by surprise in this municipality.

This fantastic event took place just two days ago in Sisal, and residents of this municipality went out to the mangroves to look at the hundreds of beautiful pink flamingos and take pictures.

A resident of Sisal, Doña Esmeralda Acosta, managed to capture in photographs, the arrival of hundreds of flamingos to the mangrove area right next to her home. She posted the photos on her Facebook page, and the publication immediately went viral.

A group of residents can be seen in the images, watching and appreciating the hundreds of flamingos that came to the swamp, along with a great variety of living species. The photos show that birds do not appear to be afraid of humans.

There is concern that this important natural habitat could be invaded by humans, as it has happened in the mangrove area of Progreso, Yucalpetén and Chelem, where locals and visitors have polluted this fragile ecosystem, that is absolutely vital for the reproduction and survival of dozens of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

However, it is worth mentioning that reforestation actions have been implemened recently in the mangroves of Sisal. These so-called “reforestation beds” are intended to grow baby mangrove seedlings, and it is very important to protect these areas, making sure that visitors do not walk on top of the reforestation beds, in order not to damage the habitat conservation efforts carried out by the local population.

This program seeks to compensate for damage caused by human activity in the mangroves of Sisal, and so far it is showing good results, that is why the flamingos are retunrning by the hundreds.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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