The Monumental Task of Cleaning Mexican Cenotes

Americas Now

Mexico is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, with arid deserts and steamy jungles, raging coastlines and soaring mountain peaks.

And in the Yucatan peninsula, a region home to the Mayan culture for millennia, local environmental activists are working to protect their unique subaquatic ecosystems – the cenotes.

Mexico correspondent Alasdair Baverstock took the plunge into one of these natural, fresh-water pools to bring us this special report.