Unesco declares the Biosphere of Tehuacán- Cuicatlán as a heritage of Humanity

Puebla , Puebla

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) declared the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere as a World Heritage Site in the category of a "mixed site".

In the 42nd Meeting of the Committee held in Manama, Bahrain, this reserve with 490 thousand 186 hectares was considered and declared a natural protected area since 1998.  This is important because its inhabitants have found a way and adapted their ways of living with the land.
 
UNESCO noted that Mexico had resolved the observations made last year and met the criteria for the valley to be fully registered as a mixed asset.

The Mexican delegation highlighted that the site is made up of interwoven realities where culture and nature are combined, as well as a population that preserves the best of this region. For Mexico, this area is a conceptual paradigm with exceptional values.

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán is an important reserve that hosts 70 percent of the families of the world flora and an agrobiodiversity center "for numerous groups of plants, such as cacti.

With this appointment, the valley becomes for Mexico the second mixed site inscribed within the list of the Unesco, that at this time has 35 world-wide patrimonies.

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