Sistema Lagunar Ceuta

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Sistema Lagunar Ceuta

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    14,973 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    24°01'N 107°04'W
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Sistema Lagunar Ceuta. 02/02/2008; Sinaloa; 1,497 ha; 24°01'N 107°04'W. Located in the North West of Mexico, this system is formed by several lagoon complexes and marshes and has an important extension of mangrove vegetation including the following species: Conocarpus erecta, Rhizophora mangle, Laguncularia racemosa and Avicennia germinans. It is considered a Site of Regional Importance by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) in Mexico, supporting populations of : Calidris mauri 20,000, Phalaropus tricolor 15,000, Recurvirostra americana 15,000, Charadrius alexandrinus 650, and Sterna maxima 2,500. Its beaches are used by the Leatherback turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) as a nesting ground. The main activities undertaken in the site are fishing, aquiculture and agriculture. The site is also found under the Sanctuary category at a national level.

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    • Santuario Playa Ceuta
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