Vaquita conservation in the Upper Gulf of California

The Vaquita is an endemic cetacean of the Upper Gulf of California. In 1997 there were an estimated five hundred Vaquita; today only 60 survive. For the Mexican government it is urgent to prevent the population decline of this marine mammal, as well as for the fishing and social sectors, and non-profit organizations in Mexico […]

Effectiveness evaluation for the management of natural protected areas in northwestern Mexico

In collaboration with CONANP, local partners, experts, and the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we selected the natural resources to evaluate, established conservation and management objectives and goals, and defined the indicators that will be used to determine if natural protected areas are meeting the objectives for which they were created. Once […]

Creation of the first private natual protected area in Bahía Santa María

Bahía Santa María, located on the north coast of Sinaloa, is considered one of the most important wetlands in Mexico for the extent of its mangroves, its fisheries productivity, and its hemispheric importance as habitat for hundreds of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds. Even so, it was not recognized as a protected area, and therefore […]