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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   There is a Biological Monitoring Programme on Natural Protected Areas (NPA) implemented by the Natural History and Ecology Institute (in Spanish: Instituto de Historia Natural y Ecología - IHNyE) of the Government of the State of Chiapas, which carries out the project named “Biological Monitoring of Natural Protected Areas”. This aims to determine the status of the biodiversity conservation in the NPA. There is a team of 3 monitors and one coordinator who visit each town 5 times a year to record the presence of species of medium-sized and large mammals, detected through their trail or direct sightings; species of amphibians and reptiles, as well as birds detected through sightings or auditory registers; records of the species of adult tree vegetation registered through a census in 12 plots.
The monitoring of Ergaticus versicolor generates an interest of great importance of the site for exploration of ideal sites to monitor the distribution and population composition of this species, focal in the conservation of its habitat within the reserve because of its status of Endangered species in the NOM-059-ECOL-2001 and its status of threatened species according to the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU).
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   Abiotic factors, climate, geology, habitat, hydrology, indicators, meteorology, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, soil, topography.
  Biodiversity   Alien/Invasive/Exotic/Introduced species, amphibians, autoecology/synecology, biodiversity, biogeography, biology, birds, community studies/communities, conservation, degraded areas, ecosystem assessment, ecosystem functioning/ecosystem structure, ecotone, endemic species, ethology, fauna, fires/fire ecology, fishes, flora, forest systems, genetic resources, indicators, invertebrates/insects/spiders, mammals, migrating populations/migration, modelling, monitoring/methodologies, mountain and highland systems, natural medicinal products, natural resources, phenology, phytosociology/succession, plants, pollination, productivity, rare/endangered/threatened species, reptiles, restoration/rehabilitation/redevelopment, species inventorying/inventory, taxonomy, temperate forest, tropical humid forest, vegetation studies/plant cover, wildlife.
  Socio-economic   Agriculture/Production systems, agroforestry, anthropological studies/anthropology, bioprospecting, capacity building, cultural aspects, demography, economically important species, energy production systems/alternative energy, forestry, human health, indicators, indicators of sustainability, livestock and related impacts/overgrazing, local participation, modelling, monitoring methodologies, non-timber forest products/ntfp, people-nature relations/man/nature, poverty, quality economies, recreation, resource use, role of women/gender, sacred sites, social/socio-economic aspects, tourism, traditional practices/ethnology/traditional knowledge.
  Integrated monitoring   Carrying capacity/Sustainability, ecosystem approach, education and public awareness, environmental change, geographic information system/gis, impact and risk studies/environmental impact, indicators, infrastructure, institutional and legal aspects, interdisciplinary studies, land tenure, land use/land cover, management issues, mapping, planning and zoning measures/zonation, policy issues, remote sensing, rural systems, sustainable development/sustainable use, transboundary/transfrontiers.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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