Opinion: This untouched piece of coast in Baja California embodies the importance of conservation

There may be no other place that embodies the wild Pacific coastal landscapes of the Baja California peninsula than Valle de los Cirios, a globally unique and fragile coastal and desert protected area located about 270 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. With some luck and a lot of patience, a visitor can catch glimpses of mule deer, kit foxes, bobcats and stealthy mountain lions that wander among the giant cardon cactus and fantastical cirios or boojum trees. Read more.