Isla San Jorge

Sea lion at Isla San Jorge near Penasco del Sol

Decreed as a Federal Reserve Area in 1978. It was considered a priority for conservation due to its importance as a habitat for birds, mainly American Tern from the Upper Gulf and important colonies of brown booby and nesting bats from the Upper Gulf such as the Mexican fishing bat; In addition, these waters are home to the reproductive population that constitutes the first in national importance of the California sea lion. One of the most emblematic species in this area is the vaquita, a critically endangered species that lives only in the Gulf of California.

Isla San Jorge, Mexico Mexico