Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica Cabildo - Amatal

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Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica Cabildo - Amatal

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    2,832 ha
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    14°46'N 92°27'W
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Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica Cabildo-Amatal.02/02/08; Chiapas; 2,832 ha; 14°46'N 092°28'W. Located in the coastal planes of the Pacific, the site is considered to be in a good conservation state. It provides shelter for a number of flora and fauna species, including the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), the Boa, Boa constrictor, the Royal Duck, Cairina moschat, the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus), the Wood Stork (Mycteria Americana), Snail Kite (Rosthramus sociabilis), Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) and the Margen (Leopardus wiedii), as well as the Mangrove species Rhizophora mangle and Laguncularia racemosa. The main activities practiced in the site are agriculture, livestock and fishing. The main threats include the use of agrochemicals, deforestation, flora and fauna trafficking, furtive hunting, new human settlements, and open dumpsters. Many conservation activities such as mangrove restoration are carried out. Ramsar site no. 1771. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

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