Yohualichan

Yohualican is an archaelogical site in Cuetzalan, Puebla (Mexico). It was first settled by the Totonacs and later by the Aztecs. The Aztecs built their temples literally over the temples of the Totonacs. The people living there today speak their ancestral language, Nahuatl, as well as Spanish. Their main source of income is selling traditional art, clothing and food items to tourists. Enjoy the pics!

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El Viejo Cactus

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EL VIEJO CACTUS

Un empresario a los 26 años, Ángel Daniel Balderrama Cabrera tiene un negocio de un vivero con su familia, donde venden una variedad de especies de cactus. Ubicado en Las Pilas, Metztitlán, Hidalgo, El Viejo Cactus está ubicado dentro del área natural protegida, Reserva de la Biosfera Barranca de Metztitlán. Para proteger las especias silvestres de cactáceas, la CONANP apoya a los comerciantes como Daniel y su familia con financiamiento y capacitación técnica. Con ese apoyo, junto con programas de educación ambiental y monitoreo, han reducido la extracción de plantas endémicas y en riesgo. Ahora la gente puede evitar extraer plantas silvestres y comprar en un vivero como El Viejo Cactus, conservando el medio ambiente y apoyando a la comunidad para llevar a cabo proyectos productivos y sostenibles.

Cactus en venta en El Viejo Cactus
Rango de precios 15-250 pesos cada planta

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Mammillaria shiedeana (residente)

Este fin de semana, el 2 y 3 de junio 2016, El Viejo Cactus celebrará 12 años de negocio. Visítalo y aprender más sobre la biodiversidad de la Reserva de la Biosfera Barranca de Metztitlán y otros especies de cactus.

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EL VIEJO CACTUS

An entrepreneur at 26, Angel Daniel Balderrama Cabrera runs a small greenhouse with his family where they sell a variety of cacti. Located in Las Pilas, Metztitlán, Hidalgo, El Viejo Cactus is located within the federally protected zone of the Metztitlán Canyon Reserve. I work with the government agency responsible for protecting the region, CONANP, which is how I know Daniel. As an effort to protect wild species of cacti in the zone, CONANP promotes businesses such as El Viejo Cactus. By providing financial and technical training support to people such as Daniel and his family (in addition to rigorous monitoring and environmental education programs), the rate of illegal extraction of endemic cacti species has reduced significantly.

Cacti that can be purchased from El Viejo Cactus
Prices range from 15-250 mexican pesos per plant

Mammillaria shiedeana

Mammillaria shiedeana (resident)

This weekend, On July 2 and 3, El Viejo Cactus is celebrating 12 years of business and the local public is invited. If you are in the area, please come out and support them and learn something about local biodiversity.

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