Who We Are

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Why We’re Here

Laguna San Ignacio is the center of a unique marine ecosystem surrounded by and part of the “Vizcanio Biosphere Reserve”, and included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site: “Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcanio.”  

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Our Mission

To protect and conserve Laguna San Ignacio in the Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve in Baja California Sur, Mexico, breeding ground of the gray whale.

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Our History

Dr. Steven Swartz and Mary Lou Jones conducted the first systematic studies of gray whales in Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur from 1977-1982. Dr. Jorge Urban R. resumed field studies of gray whales from 1996 to 2000, which continued sporadically until 2003.

Meet Our Team