Chiapas montane forests

WWF Abstract

The most extensive and intact montane forests in Mexico grow in the state of Chiapas, side by side with the largest intact area of moist forests in the country. Together, these two ecoregions provide refuge for nearly a third of the mammals and birds of Mexico, as well as about a tenth of all the reptiles and amphibians. Species such as the jaguar and great curassow, as well as the howler monkey and peccary, find a last refuge in the montane forests of Chiapas, after having lost most of their lowland moist forest habitat to deforestation.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Mexico
Area:1,407,999 acres (569,797 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER