Manglares de Nichupté
- Site number:1777
- Area:4,257 ha
- Designation date:02-02-2008
- Coordinates:21°04'N 86°48'W
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Manglares de Nichupté. 02/02/08; Quintana Roo; 4,257 ha; 21°04'N 086°48'W. This vegetation type is only found in the Caribbean coast, where its distribution is particularly discontinuous. There are dense strips of mangrove (Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans, Conocarpus erectus, Laguncularia racemosa) which protect inland areas against hurricanes and storms. It is home to fauna species under special protection such as Crocodylus moreletii and Rana berlandieri, Ctenosaura similis (threatened) and Chelonia mydas (endangered). The threatened palm species Thrinax radiata is also present in the site. Low impact tourism is carried out as one of the main economic activities. Archaeological remains of the Mayan culture have been recently found in the area. Ramsar site no. 1777. Most recent RIS information: 2008.
- Last publication date:02-02-2008