Fourteen productive years of work in the Pinacate Reserve



Over the past 14 years successful work has produced solid results in the Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. his emphasizes the importance and history of this valuable protected natural area, according to a recent press release. The bulletin indicates that when it began in June 1993, actions to protect the natural, geological and historic resources, and the landscape were the responsibility of the cological Center of Sonora. The Center provided the first park rangers, who established communication with the few residents of the zone. Later, in 1996, the federal government continued protective measures, assigning staff who have made use up to the present day of the infrastructure put in place in the 70’s by the Secretary of Urban and Environmental Development (SEDUE). Activities, such as placing signs, restoring roads and managing mining activities were among the first undertaken. Later, areas for public use were defined, surveillance routes determined, and the work of biological monitoring began, including that of monitoring the Sonoran mountain goat. Trails were marked and communities studied, while the center continued operating educational programs in Puerto Peñasco, Sonoyta and San Luis Río Colorado. Now the trails are interpretive and well marked. Soon there will be a modern visitor center to serve the regional demand. “Throughout this time we have counted more than 100 people who have left their footprints on the protection and conservation of the Pinacate. Our recognition goes to all of them, but principally to the public that not only requested but also accepted the creation of this Reserve, and gladly welcomed the programs and projects that are developed daily. Without their help the conservation work would not be bearing the fruit that we are seeing today”, the press release pointed out.

NOTE: This is an amazing area that visitors of Puerto Penasco Mexico should take time to see. There is nowhere on the planet like this Bio-Reserve. Rocky Point is lucky to have such a great natural resource so close.

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