Río Sabinas

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Río Sabinas

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  • Area: 
    603,123 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    27°52'N 101°09'W
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Río Sabinas.02/02/08; Coahuila de Zaragoza; 603,123 ha; 27°53'N 101°09'W. Natural Resources Protection Area. The Rio Sabinas sub-basin, belonging to the Neartic region and influenced by Neotropical elements, is considered one of the most important of the state of Coahuila and its protection, conservation and restoration are considered a high priority for its great ecological and economical importance. The vegetation of the area is mainly represented by semiarid brushes and small oak communities and riparian vegetation. It supports endemic species such as Yucca coahuilenses. Among the endangered species supported are the Castor canadensis mexicanus, Erethizon dorsatum couesi, and the Ursus americanus eremicus. Its name comes from the great number of Montezuma Bald cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) found along the shores of the river. Ramsar site no. 1769. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Coahuila de Zaragoza

  • National legal designation: 
    • Zonas Protectoras Forestales y de Repoblación
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