Laguna de Términos Flora and Fauna Protection Area
Natural Areas > Campeche
The Laguna de Términos has one of the largest surface areas and highest volume lagoon systems in Mexico. Its swamps filter the water of the vast wetlands. Its large mangrove forests are home to crustaceans and fish, and they are the nesting grounds for diverse species of birds and reptiles. The water is a light green color that turns emerald green when it reaches the open lagoon. There is a large presence of dolphins here, and 1,468 species of wildlife have also been recorded, including the jabiru stork, roseate spoonbills, cormorants colonies, osprey, paca, raccoon, ocelot, jaguar, manatee, morelet crocodile in the mangroves and sea turtles, which nest on the beaches.