Thematic Cartography of the Flora and Fauna Protection Area of the Nevado de Toluca and geoturistic paths proposal
The Nevado de Toluca is a Natural Protected Area with the category of Area de Protección de Flora y Fauna, according to the Mexican legislation, since 2013. The volcano can be easily accessed and has a high influx of visitors; however it has no visible guidance material on site, which favors the deterioration of the area and increases the probability of visitors risk situations, due to lack of education about the precautions needed when entering an area of high and medium mountain. This project presents a strategy to promote the conservation of the natural environment through a series of maps containing the crater area of the volcano and its surroundings, showing the location of mountain routes, bicycle and interpretive trails, as well as contextualized information on health and prevention, in addition to its geology, eruptive history and biodiversity. Likewise, it is expected that its consultation or its in situ use by visitors to the area, mitigate the risk situations and reduce mountain accidents caused by ignorance.