Natural Protected Areas in Baja California

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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 federal government through the Commission of Natural Protected Areas, also known as Conanp. 

There are 20 natural protected areas in Baja California in the following categories:

  • 3 national parks.
  • 2 flora and fauna protection areas.
  • 4 biosphere reserves.
  • 11 areas voluntarily destined for conservation.

National Parks

Flora and Fauna Protection Areas

Biosphere Reserves

Areas Voluntarily Destined for Conservation