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DATE ESTABLISHED: July 19, 1996

MANAGEMENT CATEGORY: NATIONAL PARK

TOTAL AREA: 7,111.01 HECTARES

7,072.15

HECTARES IN
MARINE AREA

38.86

HECTARES IN
TERRESTRIAL AREA

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

DEPTHS OF BASALT BARS ON WHICH
CORALS SETTLE:

20 METERS

MAXIMUM DEPTH
(NORTHERN PORTION OF PARK)

2-3 METERS

MINIMUM DEPTH
(CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS)

23.09 °C

MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

214.33 mm

AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL

ATTRACTIONS

THREATS

  • CABO PULMO VIVO

    Despite its small size, Cabo Pulmo is very involved in the park’s management and protection.

    Photo: Octavio Aburto

  • SHARKS

    Bull sharks have become a major attraction for divers.

    Photo: Octavio Aburto

  • RECOVERED

    Fish biomass has recovered since fishing was banned.

    Photo: Octavio Aburto

  • SEA TURTLES

    Charismatic species are frequently seen visiting the reefs within the national park.

    Photo: Octavio Aburto

LEVEL OF PROTECTION

Mexico adopted the Convention on Nature Protection and Wildlife

0%

PROTECTION

50%

PROTECTION

100%

PROTECTION

MARINE BIODIVERSITY

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RELATIVE BIOMASS

Refers to the biomass of each trophic group with respect to the total biomass; it is expressed as a percentage.

36 REEFS

MONITORED

PISCIVORES

19.6%

CARNIVORES

35.3%

HERBIVORES

37.8%

ZOOPLANKTIVORES

7.3%

RICHNESS

Total number of species in aspecific habitat, ecosystem, area or region.

TOTAL RICHNESS

222

INVERTEBRATES
AND FISHES

TOURISM IN CABO PULMO

To guarantee a proper management for Cabo Pulmo National Park it is necessary to have data that allows managers to identify use patterns within the MPA. CONANP and tourism operators keep records of their activities, allowing them to monitor the health of marine ecosystems.

TERRESTRIAL BIODIVERSITY

The terrestrial area bordering Cabo Pulmo NP includes four main habitats: arid scrub, desert dry scrub, dunes and riparian areas. Each of these habitats is home to a unique diversity of plant and animal species, several endemic to the region.

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SOURCES

UPDATE:
DECEMBER 2023