For WILDCOAST, 2019 was a banner with thousands of acres of coastal and ocean ecosystems protected and a new effort to combat climate change.
“In 2019, WILDCOAST mobilized to address the climate crisis,” said Conservation Director Zach Plopper. “With new initiatives and partnerships with the United Nations and the California Ocean Protection Council to restore mangroves in Baja and wetlands in Southern California; it is imperative that we restore our carbon sequestering coastal ecosystems if we are to address the growing threat of climate change.”
In 2020, WILDCOAST will expand its #1millionmangroves campaign so that we can help these aquatic species sequester even more carbon. And we will expand our efforts to protect our MPAs in California, conserve coral reefs in Mexico, preserve vast forests of mangroves and safeguard the beaches of sea turtles in Oaxaca, among other work.
“It is more critical than ever to fight to preserve our coasts and ocean and protect and restore the blue carbon ecosystems that sequester carbon and give us a fighting chance for addressing the climate crisis,” said WILDCOAST Executive Director Serge Dedina. “We are grateful to all of our donors for making our work possible.”
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