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December 23, 2011

Give the Gift of a Wild Coast this Holiday Season and Donate Today!

Grow the future of conservation, to preserve our coastlines for generations to come!
Whale Shark in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, (photo by Ralph Lee Hopkins).

Over the past decade, the residents of Cabo Pulmo, in Baja California Sur, transformed their local waters into a marine reserve. They stopped commercial fishing and switched to eco-tourism and the once stagnant reef blossomed beyond their vision. The Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is home to the northernmost living coral reef in North America, and was recently declared one of the most robust marine reserves in the world. But this fragile reserve is threatened by plans to build a mega-development the size of Cancun just north of Cabo Pulmo. The developers argue that the new city—with 15 hotels, thousands of condos, three golf courses and nearly 500 yacht slips—would have minimal impact on the marine park.

WiLDCOAST has been on the frontlines to halt this destructive development scheme for nearly two years, drawing international media attention to the threats facing this unique marine reserve. As with our previous battles, we will continue to challenge those that threaten our precious coastlines, but we cannot fight these battles without your funding to support us. With your help, there is no limit to what we can accomplish for our coast and ocean. Your tax-deductible gift before the end of the year can help us ensure that we have the ability to take on the challenges ahead.

There has never been a better time to support our work to preserve some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines and threatened marine animals. Thanks to a challenge grant from the Sandler Foundation, all increased gifts from current donors, or gifts from new donors, will be matched up to $100,000!

Cabo Pulmo banded together to protect the waters they loved and created an internationally recognized haven for marine life. Their global success story is only one example of what can be done when people come together to support what they love.

Support what you love with action! Please donate today or call (619) 423-8665 for more information.

(Please note that our Imperial Beach office will be closed for the holidays. All online gifts will be processed on the day they are submitted and those mailed to the office will be processed based on their posted date.)