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México > Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel de Ciudad Universitaria by Lalo Ponce

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Lalo Ponce Lalo Ponce
Explore score
0.11 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 05, 2010
Date taken
Feb 05, 2010

The Pedregal de San Ángel Reserve is located within the National University of Mexico (UNAM). It has an extension of 237 hectares and was decreed in 1983 due a student petition to protect this extraordinary place. The unique ecosystem of the reserve is considered as one the most bio diverse places on the Mexican basin. Its origin dates 5,000 years BC when the Xitle volcano erupted and created a lava outflow on which the particular vegetation established. Now days, after the impressive urban development of Mexico El Pedregal de San Angel Reserve is one of the last natural reserves immerse in one of the biggest city of the World.

The volcanoes Popocatepetl (right) and Iztaccíhuatl (left) increases the beauty of the reserve but unfortunately, the high contamination rates of Mexico city impede to see them for most part of the year, only after windy days that clean the Mexican valley, is possible to admire this spectacular volcanoes.

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