Sinaloa pumas and jaguars population increase in Monte Mojino

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The director of Conselva, Coasts and Communities urged the authorities to establish efforts for animal protection

Mazatlán: The south of Sinaloa has an important population of felines, including jaguars and pumas, however, there are not enough efforts between the authorities of the National Commission of Protected Areas to guarantee their survival, especially since they are species considered in danger of extinction.

The director of the civil association Conselva, Coasts and Communities, Sandra Guido Sánchez, said that it is urgent that the decree for the protection of species in the territory of Concordia and El Rosario be unlocked, where in recent months through cameras installed in Restoration operations have noticed a growth in the population of these animals in Monte Mojino.

We have had incredible photographs of complete families of pumas (the mother with her cubs), we put the cameras where we are restoring and it is clear how the restoration works because the animals are beginning to return,” he said.

She commented that this is part of the indicators on what is the impact of restoring the ecosystems, the fauna returns in addition to the fact that the ejidatarios of El Rosario and Concordia built drinking troughs due to the drought so strong that it was had, where they have seen that deer, pumas, and wildlife drink water.

Guido Sánchez considered that the ideal would be a federal or state protection strategy because then you can call the international funds that are interested in these species.

“There are international organizations that are interested in applying funds for the conservation of the species, however, since there is no legal framework, they have had to apply them in other entities; before this, each community has applied its own projects for the conservation of areas, although Ideally, there would be state or federal strategies, “she explained.

Sandra Guido Sánchez, director of the civil association Conselva, Coasts and Communities. 

He regretted that there is no progress from the original Monte Mojino proposal because there is enormous potential in the area, including the International Panther Organization, on one visit, was surprised by the density of felines in southern Sinaloa, in addition to the wealth large not only of felines but of other endemic animals.

“This organization works along the corridors and is really delighted, we have a very great wealth not only of felines but of other species that are there and that need to be protected,” she concluded.

SOUTH OF SINALOA

Monte Mojino is an ecological reserve located between the municipalities of Concordia and Rosario. This area, which represents only 3% of the state, is home to almost 48% of the flora and about 65% of the terrestrial fauna of Sinaloa.

There you can find 136 species with different levels of endemism, such as the jaguar, the green macaw and the lilac-crowned parrot, extirpated in other states of the country, and 95 species in danger of extinction.

Jewel of nature | Monte Mojino, a unique corner

This mountainous region is home to almost 48% of the flora and about 65% of the terrestrial fauna of Sinaloa. That is enough to be declared a protected nature reserve. To speak of Sinaloa is to speak of agriculture, tourism, gastronomy and culture, but also of biodiversity. The latter is usually forgotten, but Monte Mojino, an ecological reserve located between the municipalities of Concordia and Rosario, has […]


This mountainous region is home to almost 48% of the flora and about 65% of the terrestrial fauna of Sinaloa. That is enough to be declared a protected nature reserve.

To speak of Sinaloa is to speak of agriculture, tourism, gastronomy, and culture, but also of biodiversity. The latter is often forgotten, but Monte Mojino, an ecological reserve located between the municipalities of Concordia and Rosario, has come to remember it.

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With 201,861 hectares of dry tropical forest, the region has varieties of animal and plant species that surpass those of Costa Rica, a country that is 25 times larger. This area, which represents only 3% of the state, is home to almost 48% of the flora and about 65% of the terrestrial fauna of Sinaloa. There you can find 136 species with different levels of endemism, such as the jaguar, the green macaw and the lilac-crowned parrot, extirpated in other states of the country, and 95 species in danger of extinction.

With his appointment, which has taken more than 10 years, Monte Mojino will become the largest Protected Natural Area in the state, surpassing the Meseta de Cacaxtla, of 50,800 hectares, and will be the fifth protected area of ​​federal jurisdiction in the state. . Islands of the Gulf of California, in the Sea of ​​Cortez; Ceuta beach, in Elota; Playa El Verde Camacho, in Mazatlán, and Meseta de Cacaxtla, in San Ignacio, are the only ones that have the title so far.

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The decree will also ensure the collection of water, since its position in the middle basin of the Presidio and Baluarte rivers will be important for supplying the aquifers on which the cities of Mazatlán, Rosario and Escuinapa depend.

Source: revistaespejo.com, elsoldemazatlan.com.mx

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