THE REGION OF CAMPECHE

 

HIGHLY POPULATED BY THE MAYAN CULTURES, THE SOUTH REGION OF CAMPECHE, WAS ABANDONED BY ITS FORMER HABITANTS. IN THE VII CENTURY A.C., ONE THOUSAND AND TWO HUNDRED YEARS LATER, DURING THE 40'S DECADE, THE GUM TREE (CHEWING GUM) COLLECTORS, WERE THE FIRST MONDERN EXPLORERS OF THIS VAST TERRITORY.

 

THE ZONE IS PART OF ONE OF THE LARGEST JUNGLE MASSES IN THE WORLD. BESIDES THE SOUTH OF CAMPECHE AND QUINTANA ROO, IT INCLUDES THE EAST OF TABASCO, THE LACONDONIAN JUNGLE OF CHIAPAS, THE PETEN REGION OF GUATEMALA, BELIZE AND THE NORTH PART OF HONDURAS.

 

THE PLACE IS A CONJUNCTION OF TROPICAL FORESTS RANGING FROM HIGH, MEDIUM AND LOW JUNGLES, WITH A BIODIVERSITY THAT SUSTAINS ONE OF THE LARGEST RANGE OF ANIMAL SPECIES: FROM BIG CATS LIKE THE JAGUAR, THE OCELOT, THE LITTLE TIGER CAT AND THE JAGUARUNDI TO RARE ANIMALS LIKE THE TAPIR OR THE ANT EATER.

 

HOWLING MONKEES, SPIDER MONKEES, CROCODILES, AND MORE THAT 400 SPECIES OF BIRDS ( LARGER THAN THOSE FOUND IN U.S. AND CANADA TOGETHER) ARE ALSO PART OF THE VAST BIODIVERSITY FOUND IN THIS MARVELOUS LAND.