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May 26, 2011

Continued Success on the Cirios Coast

With recent land purchases on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast, WiLDCOAST has achieved the protection of 21,738 acres and 20.1 miles in the region.
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Protected shoreline on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast

With recent land purchases on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast, WiLDCOAST has achieved the protection of 21,738 acres and 20.1 miles in the region.

Since 2006, WiLDCOAST has been working to conserve the threatened coastal ecosystems and wildlife of the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast in Baja California. Not only do lot sales and subdivisions, tourism development schemes and mining ventures threaten a number of endangered, threatened and endemic plant and animal species, they also jeopardize unrestricted public access to the 88-miles coastal corridor.

To prevent the fragmentation and destruction of the Cirios coast, WiLDCOAST is conserving the region’s points, bays and wetlands through a combination of direct purchases and conservation easement agreements with local landowners. WiLDCOAST is continuously negotiating with landowners in the region who are interested in selling and conserving their land. Due to this close partnership, WiLDCOAST has achieved the conservation of 21,738 acres and 20.1 miles of biologically significant and threatened coastline in the region. This area includes nine headlands and bays, three wetlands and undisturbed dune and rocky shoreline.

Currently, WiLDCOAST is negotiating an additional 11 miles on the Cirios coast.