- Site number:1776
- Area:5,733 ha
- Designation date:02-02-2008
- Coordinates:21°34'N 105°14'W
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La Tovara. 02/02/08; Nayarit; 5,733 ha; 21°35'N 105°15' W. A transition area of continental and oceanic waters, caused by the mixed tide phenomenon. The mangrove area consists of four species: Rhizophora mangle, Laguncularia racemosa, Avicennia germinans and Conocarpus erectus, all of which are found under special protection according to the Mexican legislation. Mastichodendron capiri and Chamaedorea pochutlensis are threatened species also found in the site, the latter also endemic to the country. Many bird species under special protection are also found in the site, such as Amazona finschi, Ara militaris, Ardea herodias, Cyanocorax beecheii, Forpus cyanopygius, Icterus spurius, Melanotis caerulescens, Tigrisoma mexicanum and Vireo atricapillus. It is home to six feline species found under special protection.Agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing, acuaculture and turism are the main economic activities. Ramsar site no. 1776. Most recent RIS information: 2008.
- Last publication date:02-02-2008