Chiapas has 82 types of mammal and 42 types of bat!

Jaguar!Quick quote from the section on bioprospecting I’m writing for my dissertation, amazing amount of creatures!

The Lacandón rainforest is equivalent to 0.16% of Mexico’s land mass, but possesses 20% of the country’s biodiversity. It is estimated that this rain forest is home to at least 4000 plant species, 306 bird species, and at least 82 types of mammal, 46 different bat species, 23 amphibian and 54 reptile species.

From Neil Harvey, ‘Globalisation and resistance in post-cold war Mexico: difference, citizenship and biodiversity conflicts in Chiapas’ in Third World Quarterly 22(6) pp 1045 – 1061, 2001


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