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Bison graze again in Coahuila after 100 years

COAHUILA

After an absence of more than 100 years from the plains of Coahuila, he American bison offered beautiful postcards when grazing in the snow at the beginning of this 2021.

According to the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (Conanp), last year the establishment of the second herd of bison conservation in Mexico was achieved, thanks to the support of private foundations and civil society organizations.

The release of 19 specimens was carried out in March 2020 in the El Carmen Natural Reserve, a private transboundary area that contains five different ecosystems that are habitat for a great diversity of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians in its more than 140 thousand hectares.

The American bison is the largest land mammal on the continent and was present in the plains of Canada, the United States and Mexico.

In Mexico, it lived in the states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Durango, however, it was extirpated in the second half of the 19th century.

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