In 1990 a group of concerned citizens dedicated to the conservation of the biodiversity in Baja California Sur formed a non-profit mexican organization named Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá.
In Niparajá, we believe that the natural heritage of Baja California Peninsula and its surrounding waters is unique and it must be preserved to mantain the region's ecological integrity and to provide for the well being of its people. Niparajá exists to meet this need by developing innovative models of conservation and environmental governance.
Our aim is to forge an exemplary society; where numerous people, groups and institutions have the skills, confidence and societal support to address environmental problems and drive positive change for them and for the environment.
Nowadays three program areas define and guide our efforts:
Our goal is to conserve key ecologically important coastal and marine areas and resources in the Gulf of California. To do so, we work closely with local coastal communities, with stakeholders, and with numerous social, private, and government institutions.
The pogram aims to protect key land habitats in the Baja California Peninsula. The program is also devoted to help build rural economies based on social and economic opportunities; where sustainability and the well being of local residents are the underlying values of the economic system.
Freshwater is a core theme in our conservation work. Through this program we aim to promote an integrated prespective for water management and use. We are particularly interested in facilitating the participation of the different sectors of society in formulating and applying solutions to the water challenge in our desertic region.