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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Since 1960, scientific studies were contacted at the site by the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute. These studies formed the basis for drafting the proposal to protect the area and that since then carries out research projects, evaluation and monitoring of ecological conditions in Arrecife Alacranes.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Physical oceanography/oceans.
  Biodiversity   Algae, autoecology/synecology, benthos, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, biotechnology, birds, coastal/marine, conservation, coral reefs, ecology, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, endemic species, ethology, fauna, fishes, flora, genetic resources, invertebrates/insects/spiders, island systems/islands, mangrove, migrating populations/migration, natural medicinal products, natural resources, plankton, plants, species inventorying/inventory, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Cultural aspects, economically important species, fishery/fisheries, indicators, resource use, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, geographic information system/gis, institutional and legal aspects, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, landscape inventorying/monitoring, management issues, planning and zoning measures/zonation, sustainable development/sustainable use.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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