Did you know that San Quintin is a wetland of international importance? This area was designated on February 2, 2008, the same day we celebrate World Wetlands Day.Continue reading “Wetlands and a New Nature Reserve”
This information was updated in February 2021.
In Baja California we can find terrestrial and marine natural areas with high biological richness and environmental value, these areas have different protection categories.
Currently there are over 500 natural protected areas in Mexico that represent over 90 million hectares. This is part of the efforts of the federal government through the Commission of Natural Protected Areas, also known as Conanp.
There are different natural protected areas in Baja California: 3 national parks, 2 flora and fauna protection areas, 4 biosphere reserves and 21 areas voluntarily destined for conservation.
- Constitución de 1857, located in Sierra de Juárez.
- Sierra de San Pedro Mártir.
- Zona Marina del Archipiélago de San Lorenzo.
Flora and Fauna Protection Areas
- Isla Guadalupe.
- Islas del Pacífico de la Península de Baja California.
- Zona Marina Bahía de los Ángeles, Canales de Ballenas y de Salsipuedes.
- Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado.
Areas Voluntarily Destined for Conservation
- Valle Tranquilo Nature Reserve, in El Rosario. Owner: Terra Peninsular.
- Punta Mazo Nature Reserve, in San Quintín. Owner: Terra Peninsular.
- Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve, in San Quintín. Owner: Terra Peninsular.
- Los Montes de San Pedro I, II y III, en la Sierra de San Pedro Mártir. Owner: Los Montes family.
- Costa Salvaje WildLands I, II, III y IV. Owner: Costa Salvaje.
- San Quintin Nature Reserve. Owner: State Government of Baja California.
We’re very excited to share this list of everything we accomplished this year! Thank you for being part of this effort, none of this would have been possible without the support of people like you.Continue reading “What We Achieved in 2020”
Exciting news! We’re very happy to share that we recently received the 2020 Institutionality and Transparency Accreditation granted by the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Cemefi), Mexico’s leading and most respected private nonprofit coordination and empowerment association.Continue reading “Great news! We’re now Cemefi certified”
By Ricardo Domínguez
Did you know that we have been working on marine conservation projects since 2017? So far we have focused our efforts in San Quintin Bay, which is considered one of the best conserved wetlands in Baja California.
San Quintin is a unique place that has certain oceanographic features that makes it a key site for marine biodiversity.
In 2016, we joined the Waterkeeper Alliance to maintain the bay a healthy ecosystem.
As part of our commitments with the alliance, each year we organize a beach cleanup to raise awareness by showing the effect trash has on marine ecosystems.
Also, we carry out biological monitoring on the rocky intertidal and seagrass meadows, this helps us generate data to find negative impacts, and make decisions that enhance the health of the bay.
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