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WILDCOAST is an international team working to conserve more than 20 million acres of globally significant wild coastlines, islands, lagoons and open ocean habitats.

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Conserving the Coral Reefs of the National Park Espiritu Santo Archipelago

June 29, 2018

Clouds over Isla Espîritu Santo National Park, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico COSTASALVAJE is currently collaborating with the National Park of the Espíritu Santo Archipelago (PNZMAES) and other partners to conserve its coral reefs by installing effective mooring buoys for vessels, implementing the monitoring of standardized coral reefs of the Mexican Pacific and encouraging […]

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Climate Change

Effective Action on Climate Change

June 21, 2018

Studies have shown that mangroves provide approximately $2.7 trillion in ecosystem services every year. Now, a new study shows mangrove value may be even higher, with much more carbon sequestered in them than originally thought. Although mangroves are found only in tropical areas and cover an area less than 3% the size of the Amazon, […]

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Climate Change

Advancing a Blue Future: The World Ocean Summit 2018

June 21, 2018

WILDCOAST had the opportunity to attend The World Ocean Summit in Cancun, Mexico. The summit was an amazing experience that provided us with the rare chance to  listen and meet with business leaders, ocean conservationists and top government officials from around the world about collaborating to conserve the long-term health of the ocean. The President  of Mexico, […]

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Sea Turtles

Mexican Government and WILDCOAST Protect 9.3 Miles of a Nesting Beach in Oaxaca

June 19, 2018

The Mexican government and WILDCOAST worked together to help protect more than nine miles of sea turtle nesting beach at Morro Ayuta, Oaxaca, where in 2017, more than two million Olive Ridley sea turtles laid their eggs. The wild and mostly uninhabited beach on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast is one of 12 beaches in the […]

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California MPA Watch Goes Border to Border

March 8, 2018

Pyramid Point State Marine Conservation Area – now an MPA Watch site.   WILDCOAST’s MPA Watch Coordinator, Angela Kemsley traveled to the far reaches of northern California to expand the state-wide MPA Watch program. Angela met with the Marine Biologist for the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation in Smith River to set up two new MPA Watch […]

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Saving Mexico’s Coral Reefs

March 8, 2018

Mexico’s Pacific coast features some of the most biodiverse rocky and coral reef ecosystems on the planet, that are home to hundreds of species of fish, marine invertebrates and iconic wildlife including sea turtles, dolphins, and sharks. This past week, the WILDCOAST team hosted the “2nd Regional Workshop on Coral Reef Monitoring in the Mexican […]

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Busting MPA Poachers: The Case of the Pacific Star

February 13, 2018

Last week the California Fish and Game Commission ordered a five-year suspension of the permit of Pacific Star Sportfishing, Inc., a recreational sport fishing vessel operator based out of San Diego, as a result of numerous violations including poaching within California’s marine protected area (MPA) network. The decision was reached following oral arguments made by […]

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Climate Change

What is Blue Carbon?

February 13, 2018

“Blue carbon” is the carbon that is absorbed and stored naturally by marine and coastal – aka ‘blue’ – ecosystems. Mangrove forests are important blue carbon sinks, storing up to five times more carbon than land-based forests, because the deep mud between the trees’ propagated root systems effectively capture and store atmospheric carbon.  If the […]

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Climate Change | Mangroves

Tri-National Conservation Team Explores Blue Carbon in the Mangroves of Baja California

February 13, 2018

Earlier this month, a tri-national Mexico-Australia-U.S. WILDCOAST team carried out a Blue Carbon Research Expedition at three sites – Loreto Bay National Park, Bahia Magdalena, and La Paz Bay– in the Baja California peninsula to survey some of the most pristine and biologically important coastal desert mangrove forests in the world and to understand their […]

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Calling all Beachcombers

January 9, 2018

The sun shines on the rolling waves along one of San Diego’s 70 miles of coastline. Beneath the water a smack of moon jellies float by riding the California Current down toward Baja, a gulp of cormorants can be seen diving to depths of 25 feet in search of a tasty fish breakfast, and a […]

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