Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica El Gancho - Murillo

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Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica El Gancho - Murillo

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    4,643 ha
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    14°40'N 92°16'W
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Zona Sujeta a Conservación Ecológica El Gancho  Murillo.02/02/08; Chiapas; 4,643 ha; 14°37'N 092°18'W. Located in the Physiographic Region of the Coastal Plains of the Pacific, this area has an extension of more than 280 km adjacent to the Pacific littoral, from the State of Oaxaca to Guatemala. It presents a compact surface of mangroves, cattails, palm forests, tropical deciduous forests and secondary vegetation areas in different stages of development. It is mainly composed by mangroves, with dominancy of red (Rhizophora mangle) and white (Laguncularia racemosa). Regarding fauna, the following species can be found: Felis pardales, Felis wiedii, Lepidochelys olivacea (categorized as endangered). The threatened species include Tamandua mexicana, Ardea herodias and Caiman crocodylus fuscus under special protection. The main land uses are agriculture, river fishing, and prawn capture, as well as livestock farming. Its beaches are a tourist attraction where sports fishing, swimming, boat rides and camping are the main activities. Ramsar site no. 1772. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

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