Oasis Sierra de La Giganta

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Paisaje Estribaciones Sierra Giganta
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Paisaje Sierra Giganta

Oasis Sierra de La Giganta

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    41,181.4 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    25°51'N 111°22'W
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Oasis Sierra de La Giganta. 02/02/2008. Baja California Sur. 41,181 ha. 25° 51'N 111° 23'W. This site is characterized by sheer slopes in the oriental side of Sierra de la Giganta, with small coastal alluvial plains. In the coast, small clusters of mangroves Avicennia germinans, Laguncularia racemosa and Rhizophora mangle are registered. The pools support a population of the species Ovis canadensis, which is found under special protection. There are endemic flora species including the Prosopis palmeri and fauna species such as Gambelia copeii, endemic of the Peninsula. The coastal area of this site belongs to the zone of marine restricted use Protected Natural Area Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto. Tourism, forestry, agriculture and water extraction for urban consumption are amongst the main land uses of this site.

Administrative region: 
Baja California Sur

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto
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