El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve World Heritage Site

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El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
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A pelican on the coast of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve
Map showing the location of El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve
Map showing the location of El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve
Location in Mexico
LocationBaja California Sur, Mexico
Nearest cityMulegé Municipality
Coordinates27°47′32″N 114°13′40″W / 27.79222°N 114.22778°W / 27.79222; -114.22778Coordinates: 27°47′32″N 114°13′40″W / 27.79222°N 114.22778°W / 27.79222; -114.22778
Area55,555 km2 (21,450 sq mi)
Established1988
Official nameWhale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
TypeNatural
Criteriax
Designated1993 (17th session)
Reference no.554
State PartyMexico
RegionLatin America and the Caribbean

The El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, created in 1988,[1] 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),[2] 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.

  1. ^ Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve - Park Profile - General information. Retrieved 09-14-2008.
  2. ^ ANP 282 - El Vizcaíno Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 01-03-2015.

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