El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in Mexico

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

WDPA ID

555556046

Reported Area

7145.66 km²

Data Provider

IUCN World Heritage Programme

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

No information available

Attributes

Original Name Reserva de la Biósfera El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar

English Designation World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)

IUCN Management Category Not Applicable

Status Inscribed

Type of Designation International

Status Year 2013

Sublocation MX-SON

Governance Type Federal or national ministry or agency

Management Authority Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources through the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas

Management Plan Not Reported

International Criteria (vii)(viii)(x)

Site network

  • Transboundary sites

2 Countries involved

8 Protected Areas

  • United States of America
  • Mexico

Display options

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

Alto Golfo de California y El Pinacate UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

Organ Pipe Cactus UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

Cabeza Prieta Wilderness

Organ Pipe Cactus Wilderness

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Site network breakdown

  • Transboundary sites

Cabeza Prieta

in United States of America

Cabeza Prieta

English Designation

National Wildlife Refuge

IUCN Category

IV

WDPA ID

13771

Year of Designation

Reported Area

3462.5 km2

Alto Golfo de California y El Pinacate

in Mexico

Alto Golfo de California y El Pinacate

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

198342

Year of Designation

Reported Area

16493.1 km2

Organ Pipe Cactus

in United States of America

Organ Pipe Cactus

English Designation

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Not Applicable

WDPA ID

2139

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1338.8 km2

El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar

in Mexico

El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar

English Designation

Biosphere Reserve

IUCN Category

Ia

WDPA ID

306790

Year of Designation

Reported Area

2695.1 km2

Cabeza Prieta

in United States of America

Cabeza Prieta

English Designation

Wilderness

IUCN Category

Ib

WDPA ID

366624

Year of Designation

Reported Area

3204.5 km2

Organ Pipe Cactus

in United States of America

Organ Pipe Cactus

English Designation

Wilderness

IUCN Category

Ib

WDPA ID

372765

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1257.2 km2

Organ Pipe Cactus

in United States of America

Organ Pipe Cactus

English Designation

National Monument

IUCN Category

V

WDPA ID

372766

Year of Designation

Reported Area

1331.9 km2