Los Petenes-Ría Celestún

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Los Petenes-Ría Celestún is part of the Tentative list of Mexico in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Los Petenes-Ría Celestún is a coastal protected area with a variety of ecosystems, from dunes to tropical forests and mangroves, whose vegetation is characteristic of frequently submerged saline environments. It has a rich avifauna, of which the most famous species is the pink flamingo, with a population of 23,000 individuals. There are also 61 species of fish, aquatic grass beds that support a population of manatees, and nesting sites for 4 species of sea turtles.

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Full Name
Los Petenes-Ría Celestún
Country
Mexico
Added
2008
Type
Natural
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2008 Added to Tentative List

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Los Petenes-Ría Celestún: Los Petenes-Ria Celestun (T)
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