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Ecosystems and Sustainability

Ecosystems and Sustainability

Ecology 10B

Enrique Mireles

November 29, 2012

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    Mireles - Marcelo Posada Colegio San Patricio High School Ecology 10B
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Natural Monuments Cerro de la Silla: Guadalupe and Monterrey, Nuevo

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

    Coahuila. Maderas Del Carmen: Muzquíz, Acuña and Ocampo, Coahuila. Cuatro Ciénegas
  7. Sustainable practices for ecosystems 1. Periodically evaluate the population of

    a species. 2. Avoid overhunting by allowing a species population to reproduce. 3. Reforestation.
  8. 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/