World Wetlands Day is celebrated every February 2nd to commemorate the Ramsar Convention adoption in 1971, which designates wetlands of great value for their biodiversity and includes them in the List of Wetlands of International Importance.
Mexico currently has 144 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (also known as Ramsar Sites), and some of them are in Baja California:
It is a pleasure to share that after a long selection process with candidates from all over Mexico, Fernando Ramón Gavito is the new Executive Director of Terra Peninsular, starting on January 9, 2023.
We are thankful that César Guerrero, the director of the past 10 years, will stay until January 31 to ensure a smooth and safe transition.
Through a collaboration between Terra Peninsular and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), 10 sites with graphic-rock art manifestations that could be around 3 thousand years old were found in the southern area of Baja California.
The remains are located in different ranches in El Rosario, south of the Valle Tranquilo Nature Reserve, one of the state’s natural protected areas, said the exploration team formed by archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History and staff members of Terra Peninsular.
Felipe León, one of the park rangers of the Sierra San Pedro Martir National Park, in Baja California, Mexico, received the International Ranger Award, which recognizes the exceptional work of rangers in protected and conserved places around the world.
A few months ago we asked for your support to vote for a project we were competing in. We received many votes, but we didn’t win. After that, a second vote was held among the members of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and they decided to fund our project!
This is great news! This project is now possible thanks to the support of all the people who joined in by voting and sharing this project.
This summer we will begin with the project to reduce plastic pollution in San Quintin, and some of the activities we will do are:
Organize beach and wetland cleanups.
Develop an awareness program about the impact of plastic pollution.
Remove abandoned plastic structures in the bay.
Having a clean, plastic-free bay benefits wildlife, as well as the health and well-being of people who engage in outdoor activities, such as kayaking, and productive activities, such as fishing.
Talking about plastic bags is not uncommon. Each time we find more information about this item that has revolutionized our lives and continues to be part of our everyday life. Although different findings about plastic bags have been found, being aware of this helps to be more practical when acquiring, using and discarding them, or better yet to look for new styles of bags to carry or store our things.