Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve

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Pantanos de Centla is located in north-western Tabasco and is part of one of the most important wetland systems in the world. In this area you can see around 484 plant species, 52 fish, 27 amphibians, 68 reptiles, 255 birds and 104 mammals. The great diversity of birds is the main environmental resource of Pantanos de Centla, species such as the paspaque, chocolatera, mallard, pijije, pintail and hawk can be found. Among the mammals in this area, highlights include the armadillo, manatee, agouti and white-tailed deer.

It should be mentioned that there are species in this area whose populations have been seriously depleted both regionally and globally, to the extent that some of them are in danger of extinction, including the manatee, swamp crocodile, white turtle and migratory birds such as the peregrine falcon and osprey.

The reserve’s environmental value highlights its great potential to develop various tourism activities. It is also considered as one of the top destinations for ecotourism in Tabasco, as all the activities are environmentally responsible, allowing natural attractions to be appreciated, while promoting and contributing to conservation through sustainable development schemes that local populations are actively involved in. The Uyotot-Ja (Water House) Interpretation Centre is the perfect place to begin a visit to the reserve.

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