Laguna de Zacapu

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Laguna de Zacapu

  • Country: 
    Mexico
  • Site number: 
    1465
  • Area: 
    40 ha
  • Designation date: 
    05-06-2005
  • Coordinates: 
    19°50'N 101°47'W
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Overview

Laguna de Zacapu. 05/06/05; Michoacán; 40 ha; 19°50'N 101°47'W. A relatively small lagoon that hosts approximately 1.1% of the Mexican duck population (Anas [platyrhynchos] diazi), as well as at least nine indigenous fish species and the endemic Allotoca zacapuensis, which is only found in this lagoon. The area includes forested and non-forested peatlands as well as underground water reservoirs, among other wetland types. Pollution, increasing sedimentation and the advance of the Zacapu town's frontier all constitute potential threats to this lagoon. Ramsar site No.1465. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Michoacán

  • National legal designation: 
    • Área Natural Protegida
  • Last publication date: 
    05-06-2005

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