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La Casa del Morpho

The municipality of Marqués de Comillas, located at the southeast end of the Lacandon Rainforest, is the region with the highest diversity of butterflies in Mexico; its 650 species account for 32% of the national total. Here, a group of ejido owners from Playón de la Gloria, who own 254 hectares of primary forest, set up a WMU (Wildlife Management Unit) to promote the cultivation of butterflies in the wild, in other words, extraction in a context of conservation, and a management program for their sustainable use and the production of handicrafts made from their multicolored wings.

Morpho is a genus of Neotropical butterflies.