Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico

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Reported Area

3709.5 km²

Data Provider

IUCN World Heritage Programme

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Original Name Santuario de ballenas de El Vizcaino

English Designation World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)

IUCN Management Category Not Applicable

Status Inscribed

Type of Designation International

Status Year 1993

Sublocation MX-BCS

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 (x)