Biosfera El Pinacate
The El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, also known as El Pinacate, is a biosphere reserve managed by the Federal Government of Mexico, specifically by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, in collaboration with the government. of the state of Sonora. It is one of the most conspicuous landforms in North America seen from space. A volcanic system, known as Santa Clara forms much of the landscape, including three peaks, the Pinacate, Carnegie, and Medio. In the area you can find vascular plants, 40 species of mammals, 200 of birds, 40 of reptiles, as well as amphibians and freshwater fish.2 There are endemic, threatened and endangered species such as the Sonoran pronghorn , the bighorn sheep, the Gila monster and the desert tortoise.