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      Biosphere Reserve Information



  Brief description   Since the 1990s, there has been interest from various groups in the conservation of the Islas Marietas. In 2000 and 2002 technical studies were conducted to justify the declaration of the National Park area and were culminated in 2005, being involved in the Declaration process of various institutions in the region which include the University of Guadalajara through the Centro University de la Costa, the Technological Institute of Bahía de Banderas and UNAM. Most of the studies conducted in the Islas Marietas are related to birds and marine mammals. Recently, there has been growing interest in learning about issues that relate to the marine environment of the islands, mainly on sponges, corals, sea slugs, echinoderms and reef fish. Currently the monitored bird species are Sula leucogaster, Sula nebouxii, Fregata magnificens, Larus atricilla y Larus heermanni.
  Specific variables...    
  Abiotic   n.a.
  Biodiversity   Algae, amphibians, biodiversity, birds, conservation, coral reefs, fishes, monitoring/methodologies, rare/endangered/threatened species, species inventorying/inventory.
  Socio-economic   Fishery/Fisheries, recreation, tourism.
  Integrated monitoring   Education and public awareness.

Last updated: 08/03/2011

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