Mexico has a new treasure in Unesco

They declare patrimony of the humanity to the Valley of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán, Habitat Original of Mesoamerica

Flanked by the Teteches, typical columnar cacti of the region, who witness the adaptation of the human being to the environment over 14 thousand years, representatives of Unesco and the governments of Mexico, Oaxaca and Puebla unveiled the plaque that accredits to the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, Habitat Originally from Mesoamerica, as a world heritage site.

Resultado de imagen para Tiene México nuevo tesoro en la Unesco; protegen reserva

A nomination as a Mixed Good, which in July 2018 achieved this Biosphere Reserve of almost 500 thousand hectares, in the arid or semi-arid zone with greater biodiversity of the American continent, which houses ecosystems and unique species in the world, which includes 70% of the families of flora, more than three thousand species of plants and 81 species of cacti.

“Mexico is the country in Latin America with the highest number of sites inscribed on the World Heritage list with 35; Tehuacán-Cuicatlán in 2018 is the second Mexican site that entered the category of Mixed Good, that is, places where natural values ​​and cultural values ​​are exceptional and inseparable from each other, ”said Carlos Tejeda, representative of the Organization of the UNESCO.

The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, which is located in the limits of the states of Puebla and Oaxaca, was the scene where the first men domesticated the corn, created the cornfield, built water control systems, invented agricultural systems and the production of the Salt.

“For example, there is the Cave of Las Manitas, which speaks of the presence of hunter-gatherer groups,” said Diego Prieto, general director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History.

Source: excelsior

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