THE SELVA MAYA

The Selva Maya is a tropical forest region extending over Belize, northern Guatemala and southeastern Mexico. It is the most extensive tropical rainforest of Mesoamerica. The presence of an important ecological and environmental gradient has resulted in more than 20 ecosystems, from the evergreen forests of Petén to the dry forests in the northern Yucatán Peninsula.

Programa Selva Maya

PROTECTED AREAS

The Protected Areas are of great importance to the flora and fauna of the Selva Maya. Different categories of protection exist, such as National Parks, Forest Reserves and Biosphere Reserves.

Programa Selva Maya