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National Park Benito Juarez

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National Park Benito juárez located in Central Oaxaca. This is one of the first protected natural areas, elevated to the status of a national Park of the country Park was named in honor of former President Benito juárez, the indigenous inhabitants of Oaxaca, who was head of Mexico year of construction of the Park in 1937.

The Park is located in a mountainous area at an altitude of 1650-3050 meters above sea level. The biggest mountain here, Cerro de San Felipe, its maximum height reaches up to 3111 meters. The area of the Park in 2737 hectares is under special protection. On its territory is a major waterway of the river San Felipe.

Flora here are 568 species. From the forests of mainly pine and oak. The foothills are tropical deciduous forests.

In the Park live 18 species of amphibians, 39 reptiles and 231 species of birds, some of which are endemic, and 62 species of mammals such as squirrel, flying squirrel, Cougar, ocelot and white-tailed deer. The most guarded bird here is the blue Jay. It is a small songbird of the family Corvidae. It is found only in North America.

Scientists say that today the national Park Benito Juarez, is in danger. Woodland Park is often threatened by fires and cutting expensive wood. Suffer and fauna, because the Park borders are not protected and there are often hunted by poachers.

Despite the dire situation, environmentalists are trying to save and protect the Park from various threats and to attract tourists. For the last visit to the Park becomes a wonderful opportunity for connecting with nature, exploring its rarest species on earth.