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Grey Whale Project



Central region of the Baja California peninsula, where there are two of the most extensive Natural Protected Areas in the country: El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve and Valle de los Cirios Flora and Fauna Protection Area.

It benefits the community of Guerrero Negro and its surrounding ecosystems: Ojo de Liebre and Guerrero Negro lagoons.


This initiative promotes the conservation of the gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) and its habitats. At the same time, it encourages conservation tourism and supports the communities in the region.


The project is made up of:


a) Traveling photographic exhibition.

b) Donation of the exhibition for the creation of an ecomuseum in Guerrero Negro (Baja California Sur).

c) An expedition that records and disseminates the habitats and human groups with which the gray whale is related along its migratory route: from its feeding grounds in the Arctic seas to the breeding lagoons in Baja California Sur.

The Gray Whale project was created to promote nationally and internationally the importance of the lagoon areas of Baja California Sur, declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Every year, this species up there to reproduce and spend the winter season.


It also unveils one of the most important success stories in terms of conservation, which involves recovering this species from the danger of extinction, thanks to the environmental actions carried out by Mexico and other North American countries.


By promoting and accompanying the creation of an ecomuseum in Guerrero Negro, we created a space for education, recreation and encounters with art and nature.


Note: Project financed by the Culture Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, the Ministry of Foreign Relations and Compañía Exportadora de Sal.