Since 1986 CIBNOR has been working on activities to determine, assess,
quantify, and minimize the effects that productive human activities generate on
These activities have basically taken place as a logical consequence of
environmental impact assessment projects, which have generated CIBNOR research
projects, both supported exclusively by fiscal resources and by service
contracts with supplementary or unique support.
Thus, we have dealt with projects at the level of species, habitats, and
ecosystems at scale level.
At the level of activities, we have dealt with the effects produced from
aquaculture up to livestock, as well as from tourism and industrial
At the level of ecosystems, from land up to reefs, both coastal and those
that are purely marine reefs;
At the level of resources, from biological up to hydrological and soil
At the level of effects, from social and economic up to those that are purely
The applicant entities have been PROFEPA [Federal Department for
Environmental Protection], SEMARNAT [Ministry of the Environment and Natural
Resources], CONAPESCA [National Commission for Aquaculture and Fishing],
INAPESCA [National Institute of Fishing], and State and Municipal Governments.
To determine with precision the effects that productive human activities will
have on natural resources of Northwest Mexico, especially on those sensitive
habitats, ecosystems, and relevant species, as well as to develop top level
human resources in these research topics.
To make CIBNOR a required point of reference at national and international level
that will generate the precise recommendations to prevent, mitigate, and in its
case, to restore the effects that productive activities have on the natural
resources of Northwest Mexico.
Combine all research efforts on the effects of
productive activities on natural resources in one institutional strategic line,
including all the different researchers in the Center who are interested and/or
experienced in these research topics.