Cabo Pulmo Coast Waterkeeper


Contacts

Tania De la Vega
[email protected]
+1 (52) (624) 130 0149


Considered one of the Baja California peninsula's natural gems, the reefs off of Cabo Pulmo are estimated to be 20,000 years old. In the early 1990’s, after decades of overfishing, the local resident became alarmed when the reefs were no longer the colorful fish-filled playgrounds that John Steinbeck wrote about in his 1951 book "The Log from the Sea of Cortez."  The community lobbied and secured protected status for the reef; in 1995, Mexico officially established the Cabo Pulmo National Park, a marine protected area covering 27.5 square miles of the reef.  Since that time, every native species of fish has returned, from small herbivores to mid-sized carnivores to top predators. Predatory sharks, massive rays, humpback whales, sea turtles and ospreys are among the many species that now rely on Cabo Pulmo for reproduction, feeding and habitat. Five of the world’s seven endangered species of sea turtle use the reef as a refuge. A 2011 study called the national park the “most robust marine reserve in the world.” 


Location

Calle Cabo Fierro, esquina con Santa Maria
La Ribera, Baja California Sur