Protected Areas

We have presence in northwestern Mexico and our conservation efforts are focused on ​​Baja California’s mediterranean region.

Ensenada

5,169 acres

Sierra San Pedro Martir

11,125.80 acres

San Quintin

93,285.19 acres

El Rosario

28,503.33 acres

Ensenada

Bahia de Todos Santos Shorebird Reserve
  • Location: Ensenada, Baja California.
  • Area: 5,169 acres.
  • Date of designation: September 5, 2017.
  • Designation: 99th WHSRN Site of Regional Importance.

Sierra San Pedro Martir

Los Montes de San Pedro

We worked together with a family of landowners to protect over 11,000 acres in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park’s area of influence.

  • Los Montes de San Pedro I.
    • Area: 6,312.27.
    • Date of certification: May 31, 2019.
    • Type of certificate: Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation.
  • Los Montes de San Pedro II.
    • Area: 2,995.64 acres.
    • Date of certification: May 31, 2019.
    • Type of certificate: Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation.
  • Los Montes de San Pedro III.
    • Area: 1,817.89 acres
    • Date of certification: July 18, 2019.
    • Type of certificate: Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation.

San Quintin

All of the protected areas are within the San Quintin Lagoon Complex Shorebird Reserve.

San Quintin Lagoon Complex Shorebird Reserve
  • Location: San Quintin, Baja California.
  • Area: 93,285.19 acres.
  • Date of designation: September 2008.
  • Designation: WHSRN Site of Regional Importance.
Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar site)
  • Location: San Quintin Bay, Baja California.
  • Area: 13,437.30 acres.
  • Date of designation: February 2, 2008.
  • Designation: 1775th Wetland of International Importance.
  • Protected by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas with the support of Terra Peninsular for surveillance, management and monitoring.
Punta Mazo Nature Reserve
  • Location: San Quintin Bay, Baja California.
  • Area: 2,055.87 acres.
  • Date of certification: October 20th, 2014.
  • Type of certificate: Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation.
  • Owner: Terra Peninsular.
Monte Ceniza Nature Reserve
  • Location: San Quintin Bay, Baja California.
  • Area: 1,984.21 acres.
  • Date of certification: April 18, 2017.
  • Type of certificate: Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation.
  • Owner: Terra Peninsular.
San Quintin Nature Reserve
  • Location: San Quintin Bay, Baja California.
  • Area: 496.67 acres.
  • Date of certification: February 2, 2021.
  • Type of certificate: Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation.
  • Owner: Baja California State Government.

El Rosario

Valle Tranquilo Nature Reserve
  • Location: El Rosario, Baja California.
  • Area: 9,120.46 acres.
  • Date of certification: October 24, 2013.
  • Type of certificate: Area Voluntarily Destined for Conservation.
  • Owner: Terra Peninsular.

Why protect Baja California?

  • The only region with a Mediterranean climate in Mexico. Worldwide there are only 5 areas with this climate.
  • There are over 20 natural areas certified by the federal government that provide many benefits to people and the environment.
  • The peninsula offers resting and feeding sites for thousands of migratory birds, this network of sites is known as the Pacific Flyway.
  • An important region of endangered endemic plants is concentrated between California and Baja California, the California Floristic Province is known as one of 35 biodiversity hotspots, as they concentrate great richness of species.
  • There are sites of great archaeological value up to 8,000 years old, such as shell middens and graphic-rock art manifestations.

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