I Don’t Need a a Bag, Thank You

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 6 minutos By Laura Paulina López Orozco 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,Continue reading “I Don’t Need a a Bag, Thank You”

Entomology Over Time: Study of Insects in the Dunes

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 7 minutos By Natalia A. Rodríguez and Michael A. Wall It’s incredible to know the great diversity of organisms that can live in a coastal ecosystem. To learn a little more about this, we will talk about the coastal dunes of the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve (located in northwest Mexico, next to the Pacific Ocean). This ecosystemContinue reading “Entomology Over Time: Study of Insects in the Dunes”

A Sea of Lessons

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 9 minutos It is 4:00 a.m. somewhere off the coast of Bahía Concepción, in Mulegé, Baja California Sur. As I open my eyes I can see that the moon is still lighting the camping site. It is already 5:00 a.m., and I joined the expedition’s formation along with my peers for the most important moment of theContinue reading “A Sea of Lessons”

Coastal Solutions Project in Bahia de Todos Santos

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 8 minutos By Jonathan Vargas  Photo by Bryan Gerardo and Jonathan Vargas Translated by Óscar Gómez and Antonieta Valenzuela Bahía de Todos Santos Shorebird Reserve Bahía de Todos Santos, located in Ensenada, Baja California, is a site of ecological importance on which thousands of migratory shorebirds depend throughout the year, including species of worldwide conservation interest, suchContinue reading “Coastal Solutions Project in Bahia de Todos Santos”

18 Years of Conservation for Baja California

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 6 minutos By Bárbara Ramírez The Baja California peninsula is an area of great ecological importance and a biodiversity hotspot that is rapidly disappearing due to the unconscious growth of cities. To counteract this loss of habitat, Terra Peninsular has focused on land protection in Baja California since 2001. 14,391 acres of nature reserves 98,456 acres ofContinue reading “18 Years of Conservation for Baja California”

Punta Mazo and El Socorro: Unique Coastal Dunes in San Quintin

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 9 minutos By Natalia A. Rodríguez Photos by Alejandro Arias and Natalia A. Rodríguez Ecologically speaking, coastal dunes are important from the fact that they exist as ecosystems, but also because of the ecosystem services they provide to society. They are an essential source of sediments that have the ability to move and change shape in coastalContinue reading “Punta Mazo and El Socorro: Unique Coastal Dunes in San Quintin”

Buried Treasures of El Rosario, Baja California

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 6 minutos By Marisol Montellano During the 60’s and 70’s, American paleontologists spent several summers surveying the surroundings of El Rosario and discovered remains of dinosaurs, crocodiles, lizards and other vertebrates. Later, students and teachers from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) made expeditions to the area.

From Extraction to Consumption: Octopus Fishing in San Quintín

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 4 minutos By Leticia Marisol Talavera and Luis Fernando López Fishing is one of the most important economic activities of our country and by 2016 contributed an estimated of 35 billion of pesos (Notimex, 2017), this is a historical amount, with a tendency to increase. Baja California, specifically, occupies the third place at a nationwide with 10%Continue reading “From Extraction to Consumption: Octopus Fishing in San Quintín”

Surrounded by Mountains, Birds and Skyscrapers

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 5 minutos Our experience in the 1st Vancouver International Bird Festival By Erika Jiménez, José Lamberto Hernández and Mirna Borrego We attended the first Vancouver International Bird Festival, in Canada, from August 19 to 26, 2018 and it was an unforgettable experience The adventure began when we arrived to the airport. While walking around to pick upContinue reading “Surrounded by Mountains, Birds and Skyscrapers”