• Terra Peninsular was founded on April 20, 2001 in Ensenada, Baja California.
Foto by Terra Peninsular.


  • In collaboration with research centers and civil society organizations, it was possible to cancel the Cabo San Quintin tourism megaproject, which put the bay’s natural system at risk.


  • The Coalition for the Protection of San Quintin Bay was formed, made up of Pronatura Noroeste, The Nature Conservancy, Pro Esteros and Terra Peninsular.


Bahía San Quintín
Photo by Terra Peninsular.


  • The federal government granted 5 concession rights to protect federal zone properties in San Quintin, this represents 32 hectares (79 acres)  of wetlands and coastal areas.


  • Six species of native plants of Baja California were included in the list of threatened or endangered species of the Official Mexican Standard 059.
  • The Valle Tranquilo Nature Reserve is formed through the acquisition of 2,710 hectares (6,696 acres) to preserve coastal sage scrub.
Reserva Natural Valle Tranquilo
Photo by Michael Ready.


  • The first ten California condors were reintroduced through a collaboration with CICESE, the National Institute of Ecology, and San Diego Zoo.
Cóndor de California (Gypnogyps californianus) juvenil
Photo by Jonathan Vargas.


  • Creation of the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve in San Quintin, through the acquisition of 832 hectares (2,055 acres) to preserve coastal sage scrub and coastal dunes.
Reserva Natural Punta Mazo.
Photo by Alejandro Arias.
  • The Valle Tranquilo Nature Reserve is expanded through the acquisition of 980 hectares (2,421 acres).
  • The first Destination Agreement in San Quintin Bay, called the Sudoeste Wetland, is obtained by the federal government.



Photo by Alejandro Arias.
  • We signed a collaboration agreement with the federal government to assist in the protection and management of the Ramsar site in San Quintin Bay, and the areas destined for conservation.


  • Creation of the Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve in San Quintin, through the acquisition of 803 hectares (1,984 acres) to preserve coastal sage scrub.
Photo by Sula Vanderplank.
  • The first San Quintin Bird Festival was held with the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of birds and their habitats.
Primer Festival de las Aves en San Quintín.
Photo by Terra Peninsular.


  • We have been members of the Waterkeeper Alliance since 2016 to protect the quality of San Quintin Bay’s water.
Waterkeeper Bahía San Quintín


Photo by Antonieta Valenzuela.
  • Bahia de Todos Santos is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
  • 37 sites of archaeological value were identified in the nature reserves of Punta Mazo, Monte Ceniza and Valle Tranquilo through a collaboration with the National Institute of History and Anthropology.
Se encontraron 37 sitios de valor arqueológico mediante una colaboración con el INAH.
Photo by INAH.
  • A total of 14 Destination Agreements were granted to the federal government to protect and conserve more than 1500 hectares (3,706 acres) of wetlands and coastal areas.


  • Through a collaboration with the San Diego Natural History Museum, the San Quintin kangaroo rat was rediscovered, a rodent believed to be extinct for more than 30 years.
Rata canguro de San Quintín.
Photo by Sula Vanderplank.
  • We’re members of the International Coastal Cleanup, an alliance of more than 30 organizations, companies, authorities, and academic institutions committed to collect the greatest amount of waste from the beaches.
  • Together with Pacifica at Ensenada Bay, we launched the campaign La playa es de todos to protect the snowy plover nesting season in Ensenada.
  • We began a collaboration with the Youth Club of Nature Photographers Huellas Volcanicas, a group with the mission of using photography as a tool to promote the natural and cultural heritage of San Quintin.
Club Juvenil Huellas Volcánicas


  • In the area of influence of the Valle Tranquilo Nature Reserve, 16 sites were registered with graphic-rock manifestations of more than 1500 years old, through a collaboration with the National Institute of History and Anthropology.
Photo by INAH.
  • Opening of the collective art exhibition “Travesia”, which is made up of more than 60 pieces created by artists from San Quintin.
  • Thanks to the monitoring of mammals in the Valle Tranquilo Nature Reserve, we have verified the presence of badgers, coyotes, pumas, bobcats, deers, foxes, among others.
  • Collaboration to certify Los Montes de San Pedro, an area destined for conservation in the Sierra San Pedro Martir.
Gato montés en la Reserva Natural Valle Tranquilo
Photo by Terra Peninsular.

Entre 2019 y 2020

  • 157 snowy plovers were born in Ensenada thanks to the efforts of the “The beach belongs to everyone” campaign.
Pollo de Chorlo nevado recién nacido en la lengüeta arenosa de Punta Banda
Photo by Jonathan Vargas,
  • The Resilience Project was carried out to mitigate the effects of climate change and collaborated and update of the Management Program of the Sierra San Pedro Martir National Park.
Sierra de San Pedro Mártir
Photo by Terra Peninsular.


Partners in Flight Awards
  • Certified by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy in Institutionality and Transparency Accreditation, and granted the Equivalency Determination determined by NGO Source.
CEMEFI Institucionalidad y Transparencia 2020
  • Launch of a strategic plan for the protection, conservation, and sustainable management of the natural heritage of the Sierra San Pedro Martir National Park, and creation of the San Pedro Martir Fund to ensure that the activities of the plan are carried out.
Photo by Alejandro Arias.


Reserva Natural San Quintín
Photo by Roberto Chino.
  • We’re members of RED OJA, a platform to strengthen and give visibility to conservation efforts in Mexico and its territorial connectivity.

Our work is possible thanks to donations from individuals, companies and foundations around the world interested in protecting the natural heritage of the region.