Kaxil Kiuic: The Millsaps Biocultural Reserve

Kaxil Kiuic: The Millsaps Biocultural Reserve

Kaxil Kiuic: The Millsaps Biocultural Reserve, also known as the Helen Moyers Biocultural Reserve, is located in the Puuc region of Yucatan and is managed by Kaxil Kiuic A.C. It was developed and is supported by Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

Sustaining an Ecologically and Culturally Rich Region

Kaxil Kiuic: The Millsaps Biocultural Reserve

Kaxil Kiuic biocultural reserve strives to sustain the environmental and cultural heritage and resources of the Puuc region of Yucatan. The Reserve is comprised of more than 4,000 acres of dry tropical forest that is home to some of the Yucatan Peninsula's most diverse and abundant flora and fauna. It also contains Kiuic, an ancient Maya center, and the Reserve's two learning and research facilities. The Reserve's work falls into three broad categories: education, research, and communities.

As an extension of Millsaps College in the United States, Kaxil Kiuic offers students a broad range of field-based learning opportunities in archeology and biology, and hosts programming for local and international students at the K-12, college, and university levels. The Reserve also partners with state and local research institutions and governments to provide a deeper understanding of the region's past and present. This research also plays a critical role in guiding regional development. The Kaxil Kiuic is committed to doing this important work in concert with the expertise, experience, and insight of local communities.

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