Region: Baja California Sur,
Nearest city/town: Mulegé
Site: Complejo San Ignacio
Total biogeographic population: 21,770
Count Method: Maximum day count
% biogeographic pop. at site: 4.36
Season (primarily): Winter
Site recognition: WHSRN
Site recognition (other): Biosphere Reserve
Site description: This site is federally-owned (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas—CONANP) and located within the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve.
Known threats: Exploitation of renewable resources is a threat to the site, specifically overexploitation of fish species by activities such as poaching. Pollution is also a threat, in terms of accumulation of solid wastes and organic matter stemming from fishing activities. Lastly, damaging recreational use is a threat due to irregular human settlements in the fishing camps surrounding the lagoon.3
Notes: The site boundary follows the WHSRN boundaries however it is recommend to expand the boundaries to include the intertidal flats to the south.
Sources: 1Mendoza, L.F. y R. Carmona. 2013. Distribución espacial y temporal de aves playeras (Orden: Charadriiformes) en Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, México. Rev. Biol. Trop. 61(1): 229-241. 2WHSRN site nomination form 3Ramsar fact sheet: https://rsis.ramsar.org/RISapp/files/RISrep/MX1341RIS.pdf