|El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
A pelican on the coast of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve
|Location||Baja California Sur, Mexico|
|Nearest city||Mulegé Municipality|
|Area||55,555 km2 (21,450 sq mi)|
|Official name||Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino|
|Designated||1993 (17th session)|
|Region||Latin America and the Caribbean|
The El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, created in 1988, is located in Mulegé Municipality in northern Baja California Sur, at the center of the Baja California Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California. With a landmass of over 9,625 square-miles (24,930 square km), it is the largest wildlife refuge in Mexico and borders on the northern edge of the Valle de los Cirios Protected Area of Flora and Fauna.
- Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve - Park Profile - General information. Retrieved 09-14-2008.
- ANP 282 - El Vizcaíno Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 01-03-2015.
El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve
Ojo de Liebre Lagoon
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