El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest) and the Tropical Humid Rainforest of Soconusco. …

Chiapas Links

Chiapas Flag Links related to Chiapas, Mexico presented in a somewhat random fashion: Las Guacamayas Ecolodge https://www.facebook.com/lasguacamayasecolodge Videos https://www.facebook.com/lasguacamayasecolodge/videos/728729147890128 “We are originally from the state of Oaxaca and belong to the Chinanteco ethnic group. On March 30, 1976 we left the Ojo de Agua municipality of Tuxtepec, Oaxaca. On April 11 of the same year …

Chiapas

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El Triunfo Mexico – Chiapas is bordered by the states of Tabasco to the north, Veracruz to the northwest and Oaxaca to the west. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/cR7uhk7JLXx73EVs7 Video Parks La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve Palenque Sumidero Canyon Lagunas de Montebello National Park Yaxchilán Cities Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas Planeta.com Chiapas Links México Mexico …

Sumidero Canyon

Photo: Rod Waddington, On the river Chiapas – The spectacular, 1-kilometer-deep Sumidero Canyon (Cañón del Sumidero) was the stage for an epic battle between the Spanish and the Chiapanecan Indians, who chose to jump into the sacred canyon rather than submit to the invaders. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/5g4yS379MXA3u5p36 More recently, engineers tamed the whitewater by building …

La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Golfinas Publisher’s note: This feature was originally written in the early 2000s and is being updated. Suggestions are welcome. On Chiapas’ southern Pacific coast, the 357,824 acres (144,868 hectares) La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve is a coastal ecosystem of mangrove estuaries, semi-deciduous tropical forest, and seasonally flooded forests. Given the diversity of habitats, …

Chiapas’ Laguna Miramar (1999)

By John Noble From the archives (July 1999) Chiapas, Mexico — Beautiful, pristine Laguna Miramar, 100 kilometers south-east of Ocosingo, is the largest lake in the Lacandon jungle. It is becoming known — and accessible — to the outside world thanks to a successful community ecotourism project by the village whose territory borders its western …

Lagunas de Montebello National Park

Photo: Roberto Llebig, Lago Lagunas de Montebello National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello) is locate in Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, comprising 59 multi-colored lakes in a pine forest and two Maya archaeological sites. It was the first national park in Chiapas when created in 1959, and in 2009 the park was …