Why do we care about Espiritu Santo and other areas of Mexico?

2019-02-12T11:04:55+00:00February 12th, 2019|

There are so many reason to care but, if you ask Bryan Jauregui of Todos Santos Eco Adventures you’ll hear that what most people don’t know is that “there are over 200 countries in the world today but only 12 of them can claim to be “mega-diverse”. A country is considered mega-diverse if it has between 60% and 70% of the total biodiversity of the planet, and Mexico is one of only 3 such countries with coastlines on both the Atlantic and Pacific (the United States and Colombia are the other two)”. Mexican government sources indicate that Mexico’s global ranks for biodiversity are as follows:

Reptiles: #2
Mammals: #3
Amphibians: #5
Vascular plants: #5
Birds: #8
That’s something worth bragging about – and protecting!

You can learn more about Isla Espiritu Santo and the history of saving this glorious gem in the Sea of Cortez by reading Bryan’s blog post here. Your travelers interested in staying at Camp Cecil on the island may also be interested in these checklists of the reptiles and birds they are most likely to see! If you are interested in learning more about any of the above – just give us a shout! 

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