PREDICT Work Completed
The expanding agricultural frontier in Mexico brings pristine areas in close contact with areas used by humans and livestock. Mexico is the only country in the world spanning the length of two greater biogeographic regions, the Nearctic and the Neotropics. In addition, Mexico is a megadiverse country that contains between 5 and 10% of the world’s biodiversity in less than 1% of the earth’s land surface and serves as a major migratory corridor for many species of mammals and birds. The complex and diverse landscape provides an opportunity for expanding wildlife surveillance at an active human-livestock-wildlife interface that could have important implications for public health in Mexico.