BY ANTONIETA VALENZUELA
The Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve was certified as a Natural Protected Area, in the category of Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation, that certification was managed through SEMARNAT and CONANP, environmental authorities in Mexico.
“We have worked on different protection projects in the peninsula of Baja California, and the idea is that we continue to collaborate and strengthen these projects together with our allies”, said the National Commissioner of Natural Protected Areas in Mexico, during the opening ceremony in Ensenada, México.
The commissioner mentioned that the Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve is part of the 10 areas protected in that category in Baja California, of 379 that currently exist in the country.
The Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve has an area of 1984.26 acres and it is located in San Quintín Bay, this reserve is protected and managed by Terra Peninsular together with CONANP.
The reserve is home to a significant number of mammals, reptiles and amphibians, some of the species are catalogued as endangered or threatened by the Mexican norm NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010.
Some of these species are: Baja California Whiptail (Aspidoscelis labialis), Baja California Rattle Snake (Crotalus enyo) and the Black Brant (Branta bernicla nigricans).