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May 24, 2013

WILDCOAST Protects 1,434 Acres and Two Miles of Coastline

Recent Acquisition Establishes Eleven Miles of Continuous Protected Shoreline on the Cirios Coast.
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New Acquisition Establishes Eleven Miles of Continuous Protected Shoreline

WILDCOAST has been working with local fishermen on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast to protect three adjacent properties containing 1,434 acres and two miles of undisturbed dune and headland shoreline. This week the deal was finalized and WILDCOAST achieved a major milestone in the conservation of critical areas on the remote Pacific Coast of central Baja. The three properties are adjacent to two of WILDCOAST’s largest conservation easements and their conservation establishes eleven miles and 8,750 acres of continuous conserved shoreline.

WILDCOAST’s private land conservation project on the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast is protecting critical habitat for threatened, endangered and endemic wildlife, important ecosystem services and public access to large intact coastal areas. To date, the effort has resulted in the conservation of over 26,000 acres and 31 miles in the region. In addition to land acquisition, WILDCOAST is implementing management activities on protected properties such as informational signage, cleanups, biological monitoring surveys, outreach and the registration of archeological sites as a tool for conservation.