Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico

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Location Summary

The Revillagigedo National Park was established in 2017 and its management plan was published in 2018. It is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as well as a Hope Spot, an Important Bird Area and a Ramsar site. This National Park is the largest MPA in México and one of the largest in the world with 169 square km, all of which has been designated as a no-take zone. In 2020 Revillagigedo applied to the Blue Park Award and its evaluation got the Gold level qualification, however it was not granted the award due to the low budget provided by the Federal Government.

As seen in other areas of México, the conservation of this MPA is threatened by the low compliance of environmental laws, which cause overexploitation of natural resources and biodiversity loss. Low funding and insufficient inter-institutional coordination limit the potential of surveillance and enforcement actions. Collaboration between government agencies and NGOs in the region has proven to be essential for promoting, establishing, studying and managing these areas.

Technology provides new tools to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of surveillance and enforcement schemes in MPAs and fishing zones. In Revillagigedo the Global Fishing Watch system provides a great illegality assessment tool, however, it's insufficient.

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