Booby birds in the coast of Chamela, Jalisco Mexico

The dry tropical deciduous forest is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems of Mesoamerica, however, it is also one of the most devastated by deforestation. The coast of Jalisco, in western Mexico, is one of the last remains of large, undisturbed areas of tropical deciduous forest. A large colony of brown booby birds lives in the islands of the coast of Chamela, Jalisco. However, overfishing and large tourist development plans endanger the ecosystem and the birds.