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DATE ESTABLISHED: November 27, 2017

MANAGEMENT CATEGORY: NATIONAL PARK

TOTAL AREA: 14,808,780.12 HECTARES

14,793,261.90

HECTARES IN
MARINE AREA

15,518.22

HECTARES IN
TERRESTRIAL AREA

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

REVILLAGIGEDO NATIONAL PARK IS THE LARGEST NO-FISHING ZONE IN NORTH AMERICA.

23.5-28 °C

MEAN ANNUAL TEMPERATURE

200 mm

AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL

ATTRACTIONS

THREATS

  • GIANT MANTA RAY

    Every year, hundreds of tourists visit the islands to dive with the giant mantas that frequent the region.

    Photo: Octavio Aburto

  • REMOTE ISLAND

    The furthest from the Revillagigedo archipelago, Clarion Island reaches a maximum height of 335 meters above sea level.

    Photo: Octavio Aburto.

  • SOCORRO PARAKEET

    Psittacara brevipes, endemic bird species of Socorro Island.

    Photo: Benigno Guerrero Martínez, CBMC

  • VIEW FROM THE TOP

    Aereal view of the western coastline of Socorro Island during the dry season.

    Photo: Benigno Guerrero Martínez, CBMC.

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.

30 REEFS

MONITORED

PISCIVORES

54.2 %

CARNIVORES

20.3 %

HERBIVORES

11.8 %

ZOOPLANKTIVORES

11.8 %

RICHNESS

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

TOTAL RICHNESS

133

INVERTEBRATES
AND FISHES

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The largest fully protected marine area in North America does not harm industrial fishing.

SOURCES

• https://simec.conanp.gob.mx/ • https://www.conanp.gob.mx/

• Favoretto, F., López-Sagástegui, C., Sala, E., & Aburto-Oropeza, O. (2023). The largest fully protected marine area in North America does not harm industrial fishing. Science Advances, 9(22), eadg0709.

• Carter, A. L., et al. (2020). Assessing opportunities to support coral reef climate change refugia in MPAs: A case study at the Revillagigedo Archipelago. Marine Policy, 112, 103769.

• Pelamatti, T., et al. (2021). Contamination knows no borders: Toxic organic compounds pollute plastics in the biodiversity hotspot of Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park, Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 170, 112623.

UPDATE:
FEBRUARY 2024