Rancheros

Baja California Sur

The Sierra Laguna is a rough environment, which makes life here very challenging. To get by, inhabitants of this area keep cattle. The dry soil and limited water supply makes it impossible for them to grow anything. Their only source of water comes from the high points of the Sierra Laguna. Today the few water tables that exist there are in danger. Pollution caused by ongoing mining activities and an over use by numerous estate developments put the little water supply on risk. Besides the water scarcity, an increasing occurrence of hurricanes poses another serious threat to the inhabitants of the Sierra Laguna. Due to climate change, the 2015 Pacific hurricane season was identified as the second most active on record, with a historic high of 30 tropical depressions and 26 named storms. 16 of them reached hurricane strength, while a record of 11 turned into major hurricanes.