Natural Protected Areas in Baja California

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 2 minutos By Verónica Meza and Antonieta Valenzuela 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 federalContinue reading “Natural Protected Areas in Baja California”

Message From the Board President

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 3 minutos By Rosi Bustamante, President Terra Peninsular was born from a love for the land: for plants, animals, landscapes, and living in harmony with each other. I know it sounds naïve, but dreaming is the first step to making them a reality. I had the honor of growing up in Baja California, in Kumiai lands, inContinue reading “Message From the Board President”

How Many Nature Reserves Are in San Quintin?

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 4 minutos By Antonieta Valenzuela Baja California is a unique place where you can find a variety of landscapes: sandy beaches, mountains, pine forests, wetlands, matorral, agaves, volcanoes and amazing sunsets. Due to urban growth, these natural areas are more vulnerable; the habitats of thousands of plants and animals are in danger of being destroyed. Our missionContinue reading “How Many Nature Reserves Are in San Quintin?”

Vote for Our Project: Plastic-free San Quintin

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 2 minutos We have been working for more than two decades to protect Baja California and one of the places where we focus our efforts is San Quintin Bay.  This year we are participating in a contest of the European Outdoor Conservation Association, and if we win we will develop a project to reduce plastic pollution inContinue reading “Vote for Our Project: Plastic-free San Quintin”

What are Areas Destined for Conservation?

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 5 minutos By Jorge Luis Basave Castillo This article was translated by Amairani Márquez and Manuel Eduardo Mendoza Few doubt about the biocultural diversity of Mexico and the importance of urgently encouraging sustainable development. What is less known is that most of the natural resources of Mexico are on socially and privately owned lands, which requires aContinue reading “What are Areas Destined for Conservation?”

On the Fire Line

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 4 minutos Text and photos by Chris Ives Fire moves through diverse landscapes on all corners of the earth, from the Siberian tundra to the African savanna, the pinelands of North America, to the Australian bush. As humans, we are destined to live with fire whether we choose to or not, and as a result there willContinue reading “On the Fire Line”

How To Prevent Forest Fires?

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 3 minutos Did you know that 9 out of 10 fires are caused by human activities? Learn how you can help prevent wildfires when you go camping or hiking in natural areas. Remember that in Baja California the fire season is between March and November, the most critical months are June, July, August and September. We liveContinue reading “How To Prevent Forest Fires?”

Activities To Celebrate Wetlands

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 3 minutos Last week we celebrated World Wetlands Day, and one of the activities we did in San Quintin was an outdoor display of the art exhibition Travesía: una mirada al mundo natural de San Quintín. The collection includes photos, acrylic paintings, embroideries, and stories, all of which are inspired by the natural beauty of San Quintin.

10 Benefits of the Natural Protected Areas in San Quintin

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 7 minutos By Vitza Cabrera, Mirna Borrego and Antonieta Valenzuela San Quintin is a unique place surrounded by wetlands, dunes, sandy beaches and volcanoes, many of these sites are within protected natural areas, which are spaces of great natural beauty that provide many benefits, such as: Contribute to productive activities Help purify the air we breathe ImproveContinue reading “10 Benefits of the Natural Protected Areas in San Quintin”