Approximately 25% of the total area of Quintana
Roo is under one scheme or another to protect the ecological heritage of the
area, with the aim of safeguarding the natural resources and the impressive
biological diversity of the State.
The ecological reserves of the area are: The
Protected area of Flora and Fauna - Uaymil, The Biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an,
the Biosphere Reserve of Banco Chinchorro, the special Biosphere reserve of the
Island of Contoy, the National Park of Tulum, the National Coral Reef Park of
Cozumel and the National Marine Park of the western coast of the Isla
In addition, there are the Punta Cancun and
Nizuc; the Evaluation Unit and the Nature Park of the Lagoon of Chankanaab, a
protected area of water-based Flora and Fauna in the Colombia Lagoon, an area
subject to ecological conservation, the Manatee sanctuary of the Bay of
Chetumal, the private Reserve of El Eden and the Reserve of U Yumil C Eh (The
spot belonging to the man of the deer who monitors the biodiversity of the zone,
San Felipe Bacalar, the Urban Park of Kabah).