Around the globe, there are many polluted oceans. But Mexico’s Sea of Cortez may be one exception. Pristine waters help some locals find hope while becoming educated about conserving their environment. Begun in 1988, the Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve is funded by the Mexican government, Unesco and private foundations. The largest of its kind in Latin America, it covers over 6 million acres of land and water and has 450 kilometers of shoreline on the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean. The staff teaches locals how to manage and conserve fisheries, the gray whale population, land animals and ancient cave paintings. Tune in to find out more about Baja and Sea of Cortez ecology.
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Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve Links
CEDO : Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, Inc.
U.S. Office, Tucson, AZ : 520-320-5473
Méxican Office, Puerto Peñasco, Sonora: 011-52-638-382-0113