Mayan Mangroves

This stunning new documentary explores the biological richness and ecological significance of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, with a special focus on its mangroves.

Almost imperceptible, mangroves preserve reefs as well as underwater meadows, prevent land erosion, protect inland from wind and sea, and work as a natural filter for flowing continental rivers. They are also a great shelter and source of food for an immense variety of big and small animals: around the Yucatan we follow flamingos, whale sharks, manatees, American crocodiles, turtles and jellyfish. The Mayans recognised the mangroves’ value and raised temples in the surroundings. Now, Mayan Wild pays homage to its enduring importance and unveils the well-kept mysteries this natural labyrinth preserves.