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Montes Azules Reserve

Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, the most megadiverse in Mexico

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Rutopía editorial team
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Biosphere reserves are extraordinary places created to preserve natural sites of significant ecological, biological and cultural importance. And Mexico, a place with incredible biodiversity, has several reserves, so crucial that UNESCO considers many of them as Natural World Heritage Sites.

Likewise, they are also vital for conserving diverse life forms, wildlife, or endemic species. The Axolotl and the Vaquita are the most popular Mexican endemic species protected in these areas.


Therefore, knowing about the reserves is of utmost importance for their conservation. Today, we will talk about the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, a protected natural area in Chiapas. A place with the privilege of being the most megadiverse area in Mexico, let’s discover together the curiosities of this wonderful place and how we can help its conservation.

The megadiversity of Mexico


With Rutopia, discover the most natural side of Mexico.

As we mentioned before, Mexico is one of the 10 most megadiverse countries globally. The natural richness of this country is so vast that it is home to 10-12% of the known species on Earth, many of which live in the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas. This is due to the stunning jungle that rises in the state.

Likewise, as a curious fact, the reserve was the home of famous cultures like Lacandones, Tzeltales, and Tzotziles.

Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve


There are 20% plants, 30% birds, 27% mammals, and 17% freshwater fish. This, according to data from SEMARNAT, makes this reserve the most important point for the conservation of species in Mexico.

Montes Azules covers a total of 331,000 hectares. The nearby communities have been protecting this area for decades. Therefore, it’s necessary to know and appreciate what it means. A refuge during the relentless fight against illegal logging and deforestation. In addition, supporting sustainable projects such as those that the local inhabitants offer is a way to contribute to its conservation.


Don’t hesitate any longer, and let’s live together this experience in the heart of the jungle. Likewise, Rutopía offers the opportunity to offer these alternatives in an attempt to demassify tourism and make it a profitable activity for the locals. They appreciate all that nature has given them and seek to share that gift with those willing to live an experience in the most megadiverse site in Mexico.



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