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Sistema Lagunar Huizache-Caimanero

Site Facts

Country, State/Province/Region:

Mexico, State of Sinaloa, Municipalities of Rosario and Mazatlán

Relative Location:

17 kilometers southeast of the City of Mazatlán

Latitude/Longitude:

22º 50’ N, 105º 55’ W

Category:

Regional

Basis for Designation:

The lagoon supports more than 20,000 shorebirds representing 23 species.

Size:

18,000 hectares (44,000 acres)

Joined:

April 2009

Site Owner/Steward:

National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) - Regional Director for Northwest and Upper Gulf [of California]

Site Partners:

Mayor of Rosario Municipality and President of the Aguaverde ejido community; Ducks Unlimited of Mexico; and the Autonomous National University of Mexico’s Institute of Ocean Sciences and Limnology in Mazatlán

Contacts:

Carlos Castillo Sánchez
Regional Director, Northwest and Upper Gulf [of California]
National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP)

Eduardo Carrera González
Director, Ducks Unlimited de Mexico, A.C.
ecarrera@dumac.org

Guillermo Fernández Aceves
Researcher, Institute of Ocean Sciences and Limnology
UNAM-Unidad Académica Mazatlán
gfernandez@ola.icmyl.unam.mx

Description

This 18,000-hectare (44,000-acre) lagoon system is located in the Municipalities of Rosario and Mazatlán, in the State of Sinaloa. It has been designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, an Important Bird Conservation Area (AICA, in Spanish), and a National Priority Wetland for shorebirds as well as for waterfowl. The lagoon supports more than 20,000 shorebirds representing 23 species. The most numerous species are American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) [2,917]; dowitchers (Limnodromus spp) [2,117]; Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) [669];and Western Sandpipers(Calidris mauri)[14,980]. WHSRN Site partners include the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) - Regional Director for Northwest and Upper Gulf [of California]; the Mayor of Rosario Municipality and President of the Aguaverde ejido community; Ducks Unlimited of Mexico; and the Autonomous National University of Mexico’s Institute of Ocean Sciences and Limnology in Mazatlán.

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Conservation and Ecology

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Contact

Carlos Castillo Sánchez
Regional Director, Northwest and Upper Gulf [of California]
National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP)

Eduardo Carrera González
Director, Ducks Unlimited de Mexico, A.C.
ecarrera@dumac.org

Guillermo Fernández Aceves
Researcher, Institute of Ocean Sciences and Limnology
UNAM-Unidad Académica Mazatlán
gfernandez@ola.icmyl.unam.mx