Isla Holbox

Holbox is an island off the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, in Mexico. It forms part of the Yum Balam ecological reserve, and its waters hold important marine life, including whale sharks. The Island Review contributor Ruth Brennan visited Holbox earlier this month, and wrote a fascinating blog about some of the environmental issues facing the community there. In particular, islanders are concerned about the sale and proposed development of parts of Holbox that previously had been protected. The scale and nature of that development is still uncertain, but could have a significant impact on the island.

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