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Isla Cozumel (Mexico)

Isla Cozumel (Mexico)

Cozumel Island is situated off the south-east coast of Mexico and encompasses diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems rich in amphibian and reptile species. The main terrestrial ecosystems are medium semi-deciduous forests and mangroves. The Isla Cozumel Biosphere Reserve is part of the largest reef system in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mesoamerican Reef, which is home to 1,192 marine species. The island houses close to 40 Mayan archaeological sites.

Declaration Date: 2016

Country: Mexico

Surface Area: 134,623.73 ha

Resident population: 79,535 inhabitants

Contact: Cristopher González Baca    cristopher.gonzalezb@conanp.gob.mx

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