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Mexico is one of the 17 megadiverse countries of the world. With over 200,000 different species, Mexico is home of 10–12% of the world's biodiversity. Mexico is also considered the second country in the world in ecosystems and fourth in overall species. Approximately 2,500 species are protected by Mexican legislations.
In 2002, Mexico had the second fastest rate of deforestation in the world, second only to Brazil. The government has taken another initiative in the late 1990s to broaden the people's knowledge, interest and use of the country's esteemed biodiversity, through the Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad.
In Mexico, 170,000 square kilometres (65,637 sq mi) are considered "Protected Natural Areas." These include 34 biosphere reserves (unaltered ecosystems), 67 national parks, 4 natural monuments (protected in perpetuity for their aesthetic, scientific or historical value), 26 areas of protected flora and fauna, 4 areas for natural resource protection (conservation of soil, hydrological basins and forests) and 17 sanctuaries (zones rich in diverse species). W
Ecotourism: Sierra Gorda
Sustainable transport activism
More video: BRT Mexico City - English on youtube
Trees, woodland and forest
News and comment
'It feels like a gift': mobile phone co-op transforms rural Mexican community, Aug 15 
A proposal to daylight and restore all 45 of Mexico City’s urban rivers, Jul 15 
Mexico City is crowdsourcing its new constitution using Change.org in a democracy experiment, April 21 
Other names, other colors: Transition, Latino style, August 26 
Four Ways Mexico’s Indigenous Farmers Are Practicing the Agriculture of the Future, August 12 
An Ecovillage Survives as a Haven for Deep Ecology in Mexico’s Central Mountains, May 29 
Mexico Suspends GMO Corn, Effective Immediately, October 28 
Mexico City has been experiencing high temperatures, writes Daniel Hernández of Intersections, with some reports of 50 C temperatures inside some Metro stations.  May 14
Mexico: water shortages affecting nearly 2 million residents,  June 17, 2009 "This should be a wake-up call to start paying attention to the basics, but I expect we’ll wake up one morning in Chicago, or New York or London shocked, shocked that OUR systems have just stopped working and we won’t have a clue how it happened. Same way it’s happening in Mexico City. Just not paying attention to the basics of life."  April 9
Transition: Energy descent and transition in Mexico, part 1 by Holger Hieronimi, June 5 
Aguascalientes has embarked on an ambitious strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which includes upgrading cycling lanes and suburban trains, switching public lighting to solar power power and capturing methane from landfills to produce biogas.  June 5
Water cut off in Mexico City,  April 10
Mexico: A lack of water in Mexico City,  March 26. Mexico City is running out of water. Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes about what the local government is doing to address the situation, but officials say “drastic steps” may need to be considered including the possibility of turning off the water on the weekends.
Mexico to host World Environment Day 2009,  September 22. The theme will be 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new agreement at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.