Estero Santa Cruz

Designated Wetland of International Importance


The Prescott College Kino Bay Center is pleased to announce the designation of Estero Santa Cruz as a wetland of international importance under the United Nations Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Prescott College, CONANP, and Universidad de Sonora are the co-responsible institutions and will work together to build upon this designation by developing a community-based management plan including projects that increase opportunity for community involvement and alternative income. Thank you to the Prescott College students and staff, fellows, partners and advisors who have contributed over 20 years to gathering the scientific information, building community relationship and working with the government to apply for and receive this designation. The designation provides the base for future funding and conservation efforts.

Contact Information

Lorayne Meltzer

Co-director, Research and Conservation Program Coordinator


Ed Boyer



Mail Address:

Prescott College
220 Grove Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301


Kino Bay Center:

151 Calle Cádiz y Puerto Vallarta
Bahía de Kino, Sonora, México

ph: (+52) 662 242 00 24



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