Mexico has the privilege of being in a geographic location that promotes the diversity of ecosystems and as a result, a wide variety of species.
Our country is one of the 17 megadiverse countries, this means that the species found in Mexico are part of the 70% of known species in the planet; having from 10 to 12% of the worldwide known species, and from that, 60% of the species registered in Mexico are endemic.
In the country there are some states that have greater biodiversity than others, and Chiapas is at the top of the list.
The state has the top position in number of bird and mammal species in the country; it has a total of 11,223 species, from which: 4,026 are vascular plants; 1646 vertebrates (140 fish, 109 amphibians, 227 reptiles, 694 birds and 206 mammals); 4,109 invertebrates, including 6.5% of the butterfly species in the world.
It is important to consider when visiting this or any other state in Mexico, one must have the outermost respect for all the species that inhabit those ecosystems. If we want to maintain these natural areas in optimal conditions, we are the ones who have to take care of them and respect them. We should preserve and protect the natural treasures of Mexico and the world.
By Dania Vargas Austryjak for Mexico News Network
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