The Sonoran Desert, also called Desierto de Altar, is an arid region covering 120,000 sq mi. This North American desert ecoregion covers large parts of northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California and Baja California Sur, as well as parts of the southwestern U.S. It is Mexico's hottest desert.
The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest desert in North America, stretching all the way from the southwestern United States deep into the Central Mexican Highlands. This sheltered desert ecoregion is unique, encompassing one of the most biologically diverse arid regions on Earth.
Sierra Madre (Central/North America)
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 21:12
The Sierra Madre is a mountain system that is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges (cordillera) that consists of an almost continuous sequence of ranges. These mountain ranges form the western 'backbone' of North America, Central America, South America and West Antarctica.
The Baja California Peninsula is a peninsula in northwestern Mexico. It is bounded to the north by the United States, to the east by the Gulf of California, and to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. The peninsula is separated from mainland Mexico by the Gulf of California and the Colorado River.
The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is an isthmus in southern Mexico between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. It represents the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. The isthmus is connected to Veracruz, Mexico City, and the Guatemalan border by rail.
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve is located in the State of Queretaro in northern Mexico. Its strategic biogeographical position between the Arctic Neotropical and the Mesoamerican Mountain regions makes Sierra Gorda one of the most ecologically rich and diverse places in Mexico.
The Los Petenes-Ría Celestún / Petenes mangrove ecoregion forms a coastal corridor of wetlands in excellent state of preservation. This system forms a unique biogeographical area in Mexico, of great ecological value for its large faunistic and floristic diversity, including the unique Peten mangrove.
Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:10
The Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve is located in the northwest part of the Yucatán Península, in a coastal strip that includes the limits of the Campeche and Yucatán States. It encompasses coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and includes important Ramsar-designated wetlands,
Lagunas de Montebello National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 17:19
The Lagunas de Montebello National Park and Biosphere Reserve is located in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas physiographic province, near the border with Guatemala. Comprising 59 multi-colored lakes in a pine forest along with two Maya ruins, it was the first national park in Chiapas when created in 1959.
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 16:29
The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve is located in rugged terrain set amid a complex system of mountain ranges and valleys within the Sierra Madre del Sur. Due to its endemic species, endangered species and its rare floristic species, the site is an IUCN world biodiversity hotspot.