Vol. 28 Núm. 3 (2012)
Notas científicas

Evaluación de algunos efectos de la extracción tradicional de bromelias sobre la herpetofauna de los bosques de Chanal, Chiapas

J. Manuel Aranda-Coello
Instituto Internacional en Manejo de Vida Silvestre, Universidad Nacional, Heredia 1350-3000, Costa Rica.
Leticia M. Ochoa-Ochoa
School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QY, UK
Eduardo J. Naranjo-Piñera
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur. Carretera Panamericana y Periférico Sur, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas 29290, México.

Publicado 2012-12-05

Cómo citar

Aranda-Coello, J. M., Ochoa-Ochoa, L. M., & Naranjo-Piñera, E. J. (2012). Evaluación de algunos efectos de la extracción tradicional de bromelias sobre la herpetofauna de los bosques de Chanal, Chiapas. ACTA ZOOLÓGICA MEXICANA (N.S.), 28(3). https://doi.org/10.21829/azm.2012.283865

Resumen

During the celebration of “Niño Florero” in Chiapas every December, bromeliads are collected to form floral offerings to Baby Jesus. In this process amphibians and reptiles are killed causing losses of those organisms in the pine-oak forests. Fieldwork was carried out in the forests of Chanal, Chiapas; and consisted of direct sampling of bromeliads and interviews to plant collectors. We found that the most sacrificed animal is an endemic species, Abronia lythrochila. We propose three conservation strategies to achieve sustainability in the long term: volume reduction of bromeliads’ extraction, environmental education workshops and the establishment of protected zones.