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October 01, 2015


Valle de los Cirios

In September, WILDCOAST protected 354 acres and over half a mile of coastline on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast. This area includes undisturbed dune shoreline that is home to a variety of endemic plant and animal species.

This remarkable area is part of a larger five million acre federal protected area and is one of the most undisturbed and ecologically significant desert coastline in the world. Mountain lions, white-tailed deer and coyotes roam the coastline. Offshore gray whales can be found along with blue whales, white sharks and sea turtles migrating further south.

Since 2008, WILDCOAST has been carrying out direct land purchases and conservation easements on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast to protect the region's globally unique ecology and to maintain open public access to the coastline. To date, WILDCOAST has protected a total of 40,802 acres and 34.7 miles of shoreline in the region. It is a stunning area and we are pleased to have played such a major role in its long-term conservation.