Laguna de Cuyutlán vasos III y IV

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Laguna de Cuyutlán vasos III y IV

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    4,051 ha
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    18°58'N 104°06'W
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Laguna de Cuyutlán vasos III y IV. 02/02/11; Colima; 4,051 ha; 18º58'09"N 104º06'42"W. This lagoon represents 90% of wetlands in the state of Colima, is the fourth largest coastal wetland in the country, and is characterized by a diversity of flora and wildlife. The mangrove community, represented by White Mangrove (Laguncularia recemosa), Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) and Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans), is an important habitat for a variety of species of resident wildlife, migratory birds, fish and invertebrates that use the lagoon for feeding, resting, reproduction and/or breeding. The site also supports species under special protection, as well as endemic species such as the Lilac Crowned Amazon Parrot (Amazona finschi), the Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), the Banana Bat (Musonycteris harrisoni), and the Mexican Mud Turtle (Kinosternon integrum), among others. The main uses of the lagoon include the use of fishery resources and extraction of salt, the latter being a factor that negatively affects the site along with agriculture. Ramsar Site no. 1985. Most recent RIS information: 2011.

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