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National Park Benito Juarez (Parque Nacional Benito Juarez) description and photos - Mexico: Oaxaca. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Parque Nacional Benito Juarez.
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Benito Juarez National Park is located in central Oaxaca. This is one of the first protected natural areas, erected in the status of a national park in the country. The park was named after the former president - Benito Juarez, a native of Oaxaca, who was the head of Mexico in the year the park was built - in 1937.
Park located in a mountainous area at an altitude of 1650-3050 meters above sea level. The largest mountain here is the Sierro de San Felipe, with a maximum height of 3111 meters. The park's area of 2,737 hectares is under special protection. A large waterway, the San Felipe River, passes through its territory.
The flora is represented by 568 species. The forests are mainly pine and oak. Tropical deciduous forests grow near the foothills.
The park is home to 18 species of amphibians, 39 reptiles, 231 species of birds, some of which are considered endemic, and 62 species of mammals, such as ground squirrel, flying squirrel, cougar, ocelot and white-tailed deer. The most protected bird here is the blue jay. It is a small songbird of the corvidae family. She lives only in North America.
Scientists claim that today the Benito Juarez National Park is in danger. The forest areas of the park are often threatened by fires and expensive timber felling. Representatives of the fauna also suffer, because the park's borders are not protected and poachers often hunt here.
Despite the deplorable situation, environmentalists are trying to save and protect the park from all kinds of threats and attract tourists.
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