August 23, 2012

Media and Friends of The Pinacate & Gran Desierto Biosphere Reserve

To whom this may concern,

Through this letter I turn to you first with a respectful greeting and with intensions to inform the general public & our visitors about the events and practices of the Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve.

After almost six years of working in management, planning, research, design, and production, we are pleased to announce that at last this past Tuesday August 21st. we began the installation of the Permanent Museography of our Visitor Center “Schuk Toak”. A museum display much more educational, interactive, an esthetically attractive to further highlight the historical, cultural, biological, geological and landscape values of our Reserve. These first three years of operation have been very rewarding, full of great experiences and excellent training and growth.

I hereby inform you that the “Schuk Toak” Visitor Center will be closed beginning this Wednesday August 23rd, until further notice. The traditional access to the Reserve at kilometer 51 of the highway No. 8 (Sonoyta-Peñasco) and the Tourist Information Center will be open. We remind you of our schedule: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm open daily, our phone numbers are: (638) 105-8016 & (638) 383-1433, our email is: for any questions or comments.

We appreciate your understanding.


Hans Hector Munro Colosio

Visitors Center Coordinator

Tourism & Culture for Conservation

Communication, Design and Image.