Natural Protected Areas in Baja California

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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. 

Baja California has 19 natural protected areas: 3 national parks, 2 flora and fauna protection areas, 4 biosphere reserves and 10 areas voluntarily destined for conservation.

Parques Nacionales

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857

  • Superficie Total: 5,009.48 hectáreas.
  • Institución que administra: CONANP y Gobierno del Estado de Baja California

Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Mártir

  • Superficie total: 72,910.68 hectáreas.
  • Institución que administra: CONANP y Gobierno del Estado de Baja California

Parque Nacional Zona Marina del Archipiélago de San Lorenzo

  • Superficie total: 58,442.80 hectáreas
  • Institución que administra: CONANP

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Valle de los Cirios

  • Superficie total: 2, 521, 987.61 hectáreas
  • Institución que administra: CONANP

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Islas del Golfo del Pacífico

  • Superficie total: 374,553.63 hectáreas
  • Institución que administra: CONANP

Reservas de la Biósfera

Reserva de la Biósfera Isla Guadalupe

  • Superficie total: 476,971.20 hectáreas
  • Institución que administra: CONANP

Reserva de la Biósfera Islas del Pacífico de la Península de Baja California

  • Superficie total: 1,161,222.98 hectáreas
  • Institución que administra: CONANP

Reserva de la Biósfera Zona Marina Bahía de los Ángeles, Canales de Ballenas y de Salsipuedes 

  • Superficie total: 387,956.88 hectáreas
  • Institución que administra: CONANP

Reserva de la Biósfera Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado

  • Superficie total: 934,756.25 hectáreas
  • Institución que administra: CONANP

Áreas Destinadas Voluntariamente a la Conservación

Reserva Natural Valle Tranquilo

  • Superficie total: 3691.2 hectáreas
  • Propietario: Terra Peninsular A.C.

Reserva Natural Punta Mazo

  • Superficie total: 832.46 hectáreas
  • Propietario: Terra Peninsular A.C.

Reserva Natural Monte Ceniza

  • Superficie total: 803.40 hectáreas
  • Propietario: Terra Peninsular A.C.

Costa Salvaje WildLands I, II, III y IV

  • Superficie total: 17,532.85 hectáreas
  • Propietario: Costa Salvaje A.C.

Los Montes de San Pedro I, II y III

  • Superficie total: 4,502.55 hectáreas
  • Propietario: Familia Los Montes

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Marine Conservation Projects in San Quintin

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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.

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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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