Estero El Salado






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Financial support

Trust Fund

Number of staff



Restoration, Conservation and Protection of Estero El Salado.

Description of the centre

The Estero El Salado Natural Protected Area comprises an area of 169 hectares in the middle of the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was declared legally protected by the Jalisco State Government in July 2000. This action was necessary because urban growth was rapidly diminishing the wetland.


Work areas

Main CEPA activities

1.-Natural Resources and Management

2.-Research and Scientific Cooperation

3.-Public Use

4.-Operations, Protection and Surveillance.

Three main successes

Reforestation is a long-term programme but it is working thanks to the protection measures.

Environmental Education activities involving the community.

Mangrove research and management.

Three main challenges

Avoid invasions to extract timber and fauna.
The area is located in the middle of the city so rubbish is a problem especially during the rainy season.
Obtain sufficient funding to maintain research and monitoring programmes.


Areas of Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Create signage / site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining structures


Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Delivering adult education.


Health and safety


Jaime Torres Guerrero and Isabel Cárdenas Oteiza,
Avenida Paseo de las Flores # 505 Colonia Villa Las Flores, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, C.P. 48335

facebook Estero El Salado Estero

Tel. 52 (322)22.628.78

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