Ecosistema Arroyo Verde APFF Sierra de Álamos Río Cuchujaqui

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Ecosistema Arroyo Verde APFF Sierra de Álamos Río Cuchujaqui

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    174.1 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    27°01'N 108°45'W
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Ecosistema Arroyo Verde APFF Sierra de Álamos Río Cuchujaqui.02/02/10; Sonora; 174 ha; 27°01'N 108°45'W. This Ramsar Site includes three streams located within the "Sierra de Alamos-Rio Cuchujaqui" Protected Area and Biosphere Reserve. It contains high biological diversity because of elements from the Nearctic and Neotropical biogeographic regions. This includes a number of rare species such as Ayenia purpusii and Cardiospermum cuchujaquense as well as species listed in Mexican regulation as endangered, like the Green Macaw (Ara militaris) and Palma de la Virgen (Dioon Sonorense). The site, on the Sierra Madre Occidental migratory route, provides support to Neotropical migratory birds such as Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter Cooper) and Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii). The main threat to this site is water extraction for human consumption; hence alternative water sources have been identified to reduce pressure on the site. Currently the Management Plan for the Sierra de Alamos-Rio Cuchujaqui" Protected Area is under review and consensus. Ramsar Site no. 1934. Most recent information: 2010.

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  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna - Sierra de Álamos-Río Cuchujaqui
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