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July 17, 2015

THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES THE ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC BIOSPHERE RESERVE

The reserve will be one of seven new protected areas in Mexico
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Isla Santa Margarita will be one of Bahia Magdalena's islands protected by the Biosphere Reserve

In the coming weeks, the Mexican government will establish seven new federally protected areas in Mexico. One of these will be the Islands of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve (BR), a reserve comprised of the offshore Pacific islands of the Baja California Peninsula. Since 2008, WILDCOAST has been working with Mexico's Commission for Protected Natural Areas to expedite the establishment of this protected area. Included in the Islands of the Pacific BR will be the barrier islands of Bahia Magdalena that make the region one of the most important biodiversity and productivity sites in North America. Expect more information soon when the protected area is officially approved.