Xochimilco Ecological Reserve

The Xochimilco Ecological Reserve, spanning some 200 hectares of forest land, was opened in 1993 as a tourist destination in Mexico. It hosts large number of plant and animal species that live or migrate into this region. It is home to endemic species, including the critically endangered axolotl – a salamander-like amphibian. This region is listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention

Hundreds of trees have been felled in this reserve to construct a new bridge, triggering protests from the public and experts alike.  The project is worth 40 million USD and is at the brink of completion.

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