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the ojo de Liebre coastal lagoon in the el vizcaino biosphere reserve, the central part of the baja California
peninsula, Mexico, gives refuge to a diverse range of wildlife, terrestrial endemic species, gravid whales and
calves. And at the same tme, it’s also the operatonal centre of the world’s largest salt feld.

Sea, wind, sun and people, these are the In Guerrero Negro, nature has given a head start habitat for fsh, crustacean
elements that make possible the producton of in the salt producton process: the seawater that (like shrimps and crabs),
solar salt at Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, fows from the lagoon into the concentraton and sea grass (like Ruppia
Mexico. areas is naturally a bit denser than the seawater y Zostera) that supports
in the ocean due to the natural cycle of the thousands of birds, including
Situated on 33,000 hectares of the most tde and current fow in the lagoon. As the more than 60 migratory
appropriate land for such an operaton, seawater slowly fows through the system of species that every year
Exportadora de Sal (ESSA) is the world’s largest
salt feld. Very low rainfall combines with plenty concentraton ponds, it gradually increases arrive to the Ojo de Liebre
lagoon – Guerrero Negro Salt
its density through sun and wind powered
of sunshine and wind on an ancient sea foor evaporaton, untl it reaches its sodium chloride Field complex on their way
adjacent to the shores of Ojo de Liebre Lagoon saturaton point. to reproductve, feeding or
in the Vizcaíno desert, to create the perfect growing grounds.
environment for a solar salt feld that benefts Whilst increasing the density of seawater,
our planet and our people. the concentraton ponds provide a protected

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