"Cultur and Perpopolis give up for adoption two more 'Sacred Dogs' from Chichén

Lunes 08 de Abril de 2024

Both will go to live in dignified spaces with neighbors from Timucuy

Mérida, Yucatán, April 8, 2024. Two more of the five sacred dogs of Kukulkán (four puppies and the mother), which were rescued by Cultur last January, have already been given up for adoption. The delivery of the animals to their new owners, both native of the municipality of Timucuy, Valentina Llanes Tun, who kept the puppy 'Alegría', and Alejandra Ek Pat, who adopted 'Dante', was made by Lourdes Durán Leal, president of the Center for Guidance, Perpopolis.

"We saw the publication on Facebook and we were very interested in giving a home to these dogs... Be assured that they will be in good hands, and of course, we will continue with the veterinary care and vaccinations as needed," expressed the adopters.

As reported, last January Cultur rescued the aforementioned puppies as part of the "Operation Rescue Dogs of Kukulkán," and as always the agency made them available to the veterinarian Planned Pethood, where they were attended to by healthcare professionals. They have all been dewormed, sterilized, and received their first vaccine.

It is important to emphasize the role that corresponds to each of the parties in these actions: Cultur rescues the animals, the veterinarian attends to them and provides all necessary health services, and the animal protection association, which functions as a temporary home, is responsible for investigating the adopters to ensure a responsible delivery.

There are still pending for adoption the mother and one female puppy. Three puppies of approximately 4 months old are still waiting to be adopted: "Dalila," the mother of the puppies, who is very friendly with people, and a little female.

Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, general director of Cultur, made a new call to people to adopt these dogs that will bring joy into their lives. "I am sure that you will be delighted with this little puppy or with the mother, who has a perfect coexistence with people," he noted.

Where to call to request them for adoption? Interested parties can contact 9991 523073. The requirements are: commitment to have responsible ownership of the animals and provide them with a dignified space, covered and enclosed so they cannot escape."

Publicado por: Cultur

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Additionally, an emotional recognition was given for their work throughout this six-year term
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 Merida, Yucatan, May 20, 2021. Today, the general director of Cultur, Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, as every year, awarded 41 economic incentives to an equal number of workers who work in the department, for having completed 30, 25, 20, 15, and 10 years of uninterrupted service.

The support consisted, in most cases, of giving $1,000 for each year of service to the beneficiaries. For 30 and 25 years there were 3 each, for 20 there were 8, for 15 there were 17, and for 10 there were 10 collaborators.

During the delivery of these resources, which took place at the Dzibilchaltún Hall of the Siglo XXI Convention Center, Mauricio Díaz took the opportunity to thank all the personnel under his charge for the effort made throughout this six-year term.

-Everything that was achieved, such as the Guinness Record (The Largest Lesson on Disability Awareness), having a cinema with inclusive facilities, the highest influx in tourism, the great influx we have here at Siglo XXI... We owe it all to your great effort -he emphasized.

He said that this administration, which will soon end, was very demanding because that's what the governor marked but thanks to this is that the results in all areas are very flattering and it makes us feel very proud to have been part of this chapter in the history of our State.

After the delivery of all economic support, Díaz Montalvo and all his area directors posed for a memorable photo with the workers."

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Thousands of cigarette butts have gone from being highly polluting waste to works of art

Thanks to the "colillatones" organized by Cultur in its service units
Martes 23 de Abril de 2024

 In Mérida, Yucatán, on April 23, 2024, Cultur received two new works of art made from cigarette butts collected at the "El Corchito" stopover and the Meteorite Museum, both spaces located in Progreso and managed by this department.

As reported, on December 20, 2023, the general director of Cultur delivered 5,2575 cigarette butts to architect Miranda Jacqueline Escalante Moguel to transform them into two works of art, specifically into paintings that are now a reality.

With these two new artistic pieces, Cultur now has four thanks to an equal number of "colillatones" held not only at the aforementioned locations but also at the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention and Exhibition Center - including its cinemas - and at the Chichén Itzá stopover.

In all cases, at each of the aforementioned sites, the department has already obtained the respective recognitions as "100% Smoke-Free and Emission-Free Spaces."

Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, general director of Cultur expressed his gratitude for Miranda's very professional work, as her artwork serves as an iconic record of the effort made by Cultur's staff as a contribution to decontaminating the mentioned service units from cigarette butts. He also thanked the Yucatán Health Services (SSY) for granting Cultur the mentioned recognitions.

As reported, Cultur initiated actions to obtain recognition as "100% Smoke-Free and Emission-Free Spaces" in several of the spaces it manages. The first was in May 2022 at the Yucatán Siglo XXI Convention Center, collecting 12,9000 butts. The second was in September of that same year at the Chichén Itzá stopover with 5,125 residues. The third was in August 2023 at the Meteorite Museum and the fourth in early November 2023 with 1,525 waste. In total, Cultur collected 23,300 cigarette butts, most of which are now works of art.

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Cultur: The top 5 most visited sites during Easter holidays

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Mérida, Yucatán, April 9, 2024. At the end of the Easter holidays, which ran from March 23 to April 7 (16 days), according to official reports from Culture, in the sites where it has a presence, a total of 213,075 tourists, including locals, nationals, and foreigners, were received.

Out of that figure, 134,700 were visitors who were at Chichén Itzá, which once again reaffirms itself as the quintessential tourist spot in Yucatán. This figure represents 63% of the grand total.

This means that on average Chichén had 8,419 visitors each day during the mentioned period. The lowest turnout was on March 23 with 5,085 and the highest of 13,698 occurred on March 31.

On this occasion, the second most visited site was Uxmal with 18,483 visitors accounting for a distant 9% of the total, followed by the "Picheta" Passage which welcomed 17,473 people (8%).

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It is worth noting that due to various reasons there are several tourist sites that are closed to the public such as Dzibilchaltún temporarily and others that have been closed since 2023 like Lol Tún caves, Balancanché archaeological site and Uaymitún viewpoint.

It should also be remembered that the Dzitnup stop where the X´Kekén and Samulá cenotes are located was leased to a private individual last year; therefore it is no longer part of Culture's statistics.

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