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Ecosystems and Sustainability

Ecosystems and Sustainability

Ecology 10B


Enrique Mireles

November 29, 2012


  1. Ecosystems and Sustainability César Chávez - Rubén Elizondo - Enrique

    Mireles - Marcelo Posada Colegio San Patricio High School Ecology 10B
  2. Megadiverse Countries The most amazing places

  3. What are Megadiverse Countries? 1. It’s a concept developed by

    Russel Mittermeier in 1988. 2. They’re countries with the highest biodiversity on Earth. 3. Together, all Megadiverse Countries host more than 70% of the planet’s biodiversity.
  4. Characteristics of a Megadiverse Country Tropical Zone Ecosystem Variety Isolation

  5. Characteristics of a Megadiverse Country Big Territory Biogeographic Regions Culture

  6. Why is Mexico a Megadiverse Country? 1. Mexico harbors a

    great variety of ecosystems inhabited by many species. 2. Mexico hosts 10% of the plant species in the world. 3. Has a huge surface area of 2 million km2 and 12,000 km of coastline. 4. Mexico has more than 50 indigenous groups.
  7. Benefits of Biodiversity How does biodiversity help us?

  8. Medicines Food Variety Benefits of Biodiversity Raw Materials

  9. Endangered Species from Mexico Once gone, forever gone... Mexican Prairie

    Dog (Endangered Species)
  10. Endangered Species (475) Golden Barrel Cactus Kangaroo Rat Rabbit Omilteme

  11. Threatened Species (896) Sea Otter Volcano Rabbit Coati Conzumel Island

  12. Protected Areas from Northeastern Mexico An effort to preserve biodiversity

  13. Biosphere Reserves Mapimí: Sierra Mojada and Francisco I. Madero, Coahuila.

  14. National Parks Cumbres de Monterrey: Allende, García, Montemorelos, Monterrey, Rayones,

    Santa Catarina, and San Pedro, Nuevo Leon. El Sabinal: Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon. Los Novillos: Acuña, Coahuila. Cumbres de Monterrey
  15. Natural Monuments Cerro de la Silla: Guadalupe and Monterrey, Nuevo

    Leon Río Bravo del Norte: Ocampo and Acuña, Coahuila. Cerro de la Silla
  16. Flora and Fauna Protection Areas Cuatro Ciénegas Valley: Cuatro Ciénegas,

    Coahuila. Maderas Del Carmen: Muzquíz, Acuña and Ocampo, Coahuila. Cuatro Ciénegas
  17. Sustainable practices for ecosystems Sustainable Development

  18. Sustainable practices for ecosystems 1. Periodically evaluate the population of

    a species. 2. Avoid overhunting by allowing a species population to reproduce. 3. Reforestation.
  19. Thank You 10B

  20. Landscape Mexico (n/a). Biznaga Dorada Retrieved the 26th November, from:

    http://landscape-mexico.com/img_/biznaga_dorada.pdf Conquistador (n/a). Guatemala a Megadiverse Country Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://hotelconquistador.com.gt/guatemala-un-pais-megadiverso-2/?lang=en Australian Government (n/a). Biodiversity hotspots Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/hotspots/index.html Mexican Biodiversity (n/a). What is a mega-diverse country? Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx/v_ingles/country/whatismegcountry1.html Avila, S. (n/a). Mexico: a beautiful, megadiverse country Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.skyislandalliance.org/newsletter/06_Spring-EnglishTranslation.html Aventuras Mayas (2011) What makes Mexico a megadiverse country? Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.aventurasmayas.com/1265/blog/amazing-facts/what-makes-mexico-a-megadiverse-country Biodiversidad Mexicana (n/a). Áreas protegidas en México Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx/region/areasprot/enmexico.html CONANP (n/a). Reservas de la Biosfera Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.conanp.gob.mx/que_hacemos/reservas_biosfera.php CONANP (n/a). Parques Nacionales Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.conanp.gob.mx/que_hacemos/parques_nacionales.php CONANP (n/a). Monumentos Naturales Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.conanp.gob.mx/que_hacemos/monumentos_naturales.php CONANP (n/a). Areas de proteccion de recursos naturales Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.conanp.gob.mx/que_hacemos/areas_prot.php Solar Energy (n/a). Endangered Species in Mexico Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://www.gstriatum.com/solarenergy/2010/09/endangered-species-in-mexico/ Action Biodiversity (n/a) Benefits of Biodiversity Retrieved the 26th November, from: http://actionbiodiversity.org/2010/07/human-benefits-of-biodiversity/