Conserving the Migratory Birds of Mexico's Wetland Ecosystems
Bogart, Roxanne E., Endangered Species Bulletin
Step southward across the U.S-Mexico border and you have entered one of the world's most biologically diverse countries. Mexico's complex topography and climate have spawned a multitude of habitats, such as lush tropical forests in Chiapas and the Yucatan, extensive mangroves and coastal lagoons along the Sea of Cortez, and expansive desert scrub and grasslands in Sonora and Chihuahua. In fact, Mexico ranks fourth among nations with high centers of plant diversity.
The nation's bird diversity reflects this great habitat diversity. Mexico supports 1,060 species of birds, or about 11 percent of the world's bird species--more than the U.S. and Canada combined. Mexico ranks fifth in the world …
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Publication information: Article title: Conserving the Migratory Birds of Mexico's Wetland Ecosystems. Contributors: Bogart, Roxanne E. - Author. Magazine title: Endangered Species Bulletin. Volume: 23. Issue: 4 Publication date: July 1998. Page number: 10. © 1999 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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