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March 10, 2011

WiLDCOAST Protects 2,972 Acres on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast

WiLDCOAST Achieves the Conservation of 21,981 Acres and 20.2 Miles of Undisturbed Coastline on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast in Baja California
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After months of collaboration with local landowners, fishing cooperative members and ranchers, WiLDCOAST finally secured a 2,972 acre parcel near Punta Canoas on the northern shore of the Valle de los Cirios Coast. The parcel contains nearly a mile of majestic desert shoreline that supports an abundance of near shore marine and terrestrial habitat. With the conservation of the parcel, WiLDCOAST has achieved the conservation of 21,981 acres and 20.2 miles of coastline in the region, significantly reducing the potential for destructive development ventures in the future and protecting swaths of globally unique coastal ecosystems.

 “This was a major milestone for our wild lands conservation efforts on the Baja California Peninsula,” comments WiLDCOAST’s Widlands Conservation Program Manager, Zach Plopper. “It adds important continuity to our existing protected area on the Cirios coast and maintains open public access to an economically and recreationally important stretch of coastline.”