Oaxaca's Tourist Guide
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Plant Life

Introduction

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Throughout the world, Mexico is thought to be a country with enormous natural resources, since it has the most diverse flora in the world.

The State of Oaxaca is the most diverse in terms of biological species, with approximately 30,000 plant species, representing approximately 5 per cent of the flora on the planet.

We can find one of the areas richest in plant and animal life in the country with considerable ecosystem diversity. It has seven of the nine types of vegetation growing in Mexico: Sierra Jurez.

Equally important among its natural wealth are its forests, which still preserve great expanses of timberland with innumerable wood species such as cedar, mahogany, and oak, among others. The Chimalapas Rain Forest has many unexplored areas and constitutes a national ecological resource that we must treasure and nurture.