Ecology and Conservation
Biological field stations
The Pradera Biological Station
Is located within the Janos Biosphere Reserve (JBR) in the State of Chihuahua in northern Mexico, which was decreed in 1999. The station was founded in 1998 and its objective was to function as a station field scientist and as the main center of operations for researchers and students conducting research in the region. The idea of building a biology station in the Janos region began in 1991 when researchers and students began the first studies on the biodiversity of vertebrates in the colonies of the black-tailed prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) and observed a great biological diversity of vertebrates rare and never before recorded for an arid region of Mexico.
The Biological Station is located in the northwestern part of the state of Chihuahua, within the Ejido San Pedro in the municipality of Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico (30 ° 51'34.4 "N 108 ° 23'25.0" W). It is located 220 km from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua.