- 2 million squared kilometers of land and
- 10 thousand kilometers of shore lines;
- Mexico's population is somewhere around 95 million;
- 31 states and one Federal district make up for its socio-political geography.
The biodiversity of forest lodged flower in forests and jungles of Mexico correlate with an extraordinary wildlife diversity, because plants are the basic subtract of the living pyramid.
In only a 1.3 % of the earth that emerges from the sea worldwide, the country concentrates between the 10 and the 15 % of the terrestrial species, occupying the first worldwide place as to the number of species of reptiles ( 717 ), The fourth place in amphibious ( 295 ), the second place in mammalian ( 500 ), eleventh in birds ( 1, 150 ), and a possibly fourth place in angiosperm ( plants with flower ) because of its 25,000 calculated species.
With respect to invertebrates, precise information does not exists, but it is known that Mexico possesses a very meaningful quota of species.
All of the above places Mexico among one of twelve mega diversity countries in the world: Australia, Brasil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Peru, USA y Zaire.
In addition to this wealth, Mexico has important endemic species, that no other country has: