Mexico is located in the southern portion of North America and is the third largest country in Latin America. A biodiverse country, it encompasses arid deserts and scrublands, tropical rainforests, temperate forests and grasslands, mangrove swamps, alpine ecosystems, and coral reefs.
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San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park, located on San Lorenzo Island, is part of an archipelago in the Gulf of California off the eastern coast of Baja California. The area is protected due to its importance as a habitat for several endangered species.
In the language of the Mayan peoples who once inhabited this region, Sian Ka'an means 'Origin of the Sky'. Located on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, this Biosphere Reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a large marine section intersected by a barrier reef.
The Sierra de Álamos - Río Cuchujaqui Biosphere Reserve is located in the Mexican State of Sonora. From the tropical deciduous forest to the Sierra Madre evergreen forest, the reserve hosts an abundance of key species and extraordinary biological wealth.
The Sierra de Huautla Biosphere Reserve is located in the Balsas River Basin. Its rough topology varies from 2,297 to 7,349 ft above sea level and contains a wide representation of ecosystems that constitute a rich reservoir of species endemic to Mexico.
The Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve is considered one of the most important protected areas in the western part of Mexico due to its rich natural resources and environmental role in the region. Very diverse biologically, it provides a safe water source for more than 430,000 inhabitants.
Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park encompasses dramatic terrain on the Baja Peninsula. Located within the Peninsular Ranges System, It is known for its pine and cypress trees, granite rock formations and snow-capped mountains in the winter.
The Sierra del Carmen is the northernmost section of the eastern Sierra Madre range, a so-called "sky island" with ridges and peaks that rise from the base of the Chihuahuan Desert. Part of the Sierra del Carmen is protected within the Maderas del Carmen Biosphere Reserve.
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 Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve comprises dry forests located within the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. It is the most important reproduction site for the primary hummingbird species of Mexico and Latin America.
Sierra Madre de Chiapas (Central America) The Editor Fri, 11/25/2022 - 20:28
The Sierra Madre de Chiapas is a major mountain range of Central America that runs parallel to the Pacific coast, from southern Mexico northwest-southeast across the southern half of Guatemala and into El Salvador and Honduras. It is a mostly crystalline range of block mountains with a degree of volcanic activity.