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Santa Elena Canyon

The Cañón de Santa Elena Flora and Fauna Protection Area (Spanish: Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Cañón de Santa Elena) is a protected area for plants and wildlife in the Mexican municipalities of Manuel Benavides and Ojinaga, in the state of Chihuahua. It was founded on November 7, 1994 and has an area of 277,209 hectares.

The purpose of the reserve is to protect the Chihuahuan Desert, home to many species of plants and wildlife. Among the first scrub stands microphyll desert, the desert scrub rosetophilous, the pasture, the oak forest and riparian vegetation, including various species abound. In the second highlights the birds and mammals that have adapted to aridity, such as wildcat and some deers, as well as birds of prey.

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Nearby Locations:

Big Bend National Park (22.5 miles)
Big Bend Ranch State Park (31.4 miles)
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Alpine, Texas (82.4 miles)
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Santa Elena Canyon, Terlingua, Texas 79852

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