In 2015, WILDCOAST in association with Music For Relief, launched the #mangleESvida campaign which aims to promote the important environmental benefits that mangroves provide. It was through this campaign that William Moisés Figueroa Álvarez won an autographed guitar signed by the rock band Linkin Park, who donated the guitar for our campaign.
William worked as a technician at a sea turtle camp in Morro Ayuta, located in the Oaxacan coast. He supported various conservation activities that include monitoring and surveillance during sea turtle nesting season. As part of the #mangleESvida campaing, WILDCOAST was raffling off the signed guitar with a simple donation to the campaign.
“I never imagined all the good luck that the sea turtles have brought me” William said with a smile on his face as he walks along the beach with his new guitar.
Morro Ayuta Beach is located in the southern portion of the state of Oaxaca. It is in an area that is recognized by the Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO) as a priority terrestrial region and priority marine area due to its great diversity that include wetlands and mangroves. Their beaches are considered of international importance due to the presence of the phenomenon called “arribadas”, where a mass number of olive ridley sea turtles (5000 and over) get together to nest at the same beach in the same day.
A sincere thanks to all people who like William, have been part of our #mangleESvida campaign.