Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California

902481 WDPA ID
18990.35 km² Reported Area

Type Terrestrial and Inland Waters Protected Areas

Location Mexico


  • Original Name Islas y Áreas Protegidas del Golfo de California
  • English Designation World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)
  • IUCN Management Category Not Applicable
  • Status Inscribed
  • Type of Designation International
  • Status Year 2005
  • Sublocation MX-BCN, MX-BCS, MX-NAY, MX-SIN, 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)(ix)(x)

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

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Sources (1)

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2021 IUCN World Heritage Programme

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UNEP-WCMC (2024). Protected Area Profile for Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California from the World Database on Protected Areas, April 2024. Available at: