Collaborations to Create Areas Destined for Conservation

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 3 minutos By Verónica Meza  During the last 20 years of work to preserve the natural beauty of our state, many partners have been part of the projects to support the creation and maintenance of nature reserves certified as areas destined for conservation. In addition to these nature reserves, there are other certified areas that have beenContinue reading “Collaborations to Create Areas Destined for Conservation”

The Integral Tie Between Community and Conservation

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 7 minutos By Emily Tanner In Mexico, there exist conservation programs of varying formats including government mandated Protected Areas (PA), Areas Voluntary Devoted to Conservation (ADVC) and areas under Payment for Environmental Services (PES) [1]. Each format requires the involvement of community, be it local, national, or global. 

Best Practices in Outdoor Activities

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 5 minutos By Vitza Cabrera and Mirna Borrego Today more than ever we need nature. Enjoying activities or spending time outdoors contributes to our physical and emotional health. Here’s a list of best practices: Enjoy nearby places, travel locally. Find out where you want to go. Prepare your visit. Keep a safe distance. Keep your hands clean.Continue reading “Best Practices in Outdoor Activities”

UDLAP Students Lived a Unique Experience in Baja

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 2 minutos Biology students from the University of the Americas Puebla (UDLAP) and his professor, Alejandro Arias del Razo, explored Baja California from March 8 to 15, 2020. The group of students visited the Sierra San Pedro Mártir National Park, the nature reserves of Punta Mazo, Monte Ceniza and Valle Tranquilo; the trip ended at Guerrero NegroContinue reading “UDLAP Students Lived a Unique Experience in Baja”

A Journey Worth Taking: Baja California

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 9 minutos By Daniela Gómez de la Maza Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) Being a conservationist is not the typical life story. Most of the parents urge their children to pursue more traditional careers. Nevertheless, a unified sense of pride takes over everyone, regardless of their job, when a success story hits the headlines of howContinue reading “A Journey Worth Taking: Baja California”

A First Look into the Diverse Lichen Communities

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 5 minutos Text and photos by Steven D. Leavitt, Felix Grewe and María de los Ángeles Herrera Campos Fog zones in coastal deserts create unique habitats supporting incredible biological communities. These coastal fog deserts make up only a small portion of the total amount of earth’s landmass worldwide but harbor a disproportionately high amount of diversity. 

Darkness, a Refuge for Wildlife

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 5 minutos By Fernando Ávila Photos by Stephane Guisard Our planet was formed along with the solar system 4.5 billion years ago, and 3.5 billion years ago life appeared on Earth. Less than 150 years ago, the first incandescent bulb was lit to illuminate nights. These numbers are important to put into perspective a recent and silentContinue reading “Darkness, a Refuge for Wildlife”

When in Baja, Do as the Baja Californians Do

Tiempo de lectura | Reading time: 7 minutos By Frida Estela Rodríguez /  Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) Baja California is mainly known for their fine fruit yields. While some people cherish their vineyards, others have tasted berries straight from the field. From my point of view, as a future biologist, this state is the Mexican ambassador of unique Californian species. Furthermore,Continue reading “When in Baja, Do as the Baja Californians Do”