It is one of the last intact desert wilderness coastlines left in North America.
Vast and remote, it is home to sweeping bays, coastal dunes, estuaries, and rocky headlands.
Rich in beauty and wildlife, the region is a cactus-studded landscape, filled with mystical Boojum trees, towering cardon forests, and desert blooms…
Bighorn sheep, bobcats, mountain lions, deer, desert fox, coyotes, and reptiles…
and dolphins, harbor seals, peregrine falcons, osprey and passing whales, which thrive off its shores.
Welcome to Mexico’s Valle de los Cirios Pacific coastline — Baja California’s Wild Coast.
One of the least populated areas in the world with some of its most incredible biodiversity.
It’s hard to tell but this rugged and beautiful coastline was under serious threat in the 2000s, when an overambitious Escalera Nautica project targeted the pristine Cirios Coast for a series of marinas. WILDCOAST helped to defeat the project, but since then there have been waves upon waves of land speculation, mining, and overuse of local resources that threaten the region’s unique ecology and natural beauty.
WILDCOAST works with local ranchers, fisher families, and Mexico’s National Commission of Protected Natural Areas to protect Baja California’s globally unique Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast.
We are conserving the most at-risk coastal stretches on the 110-mile corridor through direct land purchases, conservation easements, and stewardship.
WILDCOAST has so far protected 51,491 acres and nearly 37 miles of coastline here, including many of the region’s headlands, wetlands, and archaeological vestiges such as rock paintings from the nomadic indigenous groups who once inhabited this coast.
Through the success of the project, local fishing families will continue to have access to their ocean resources and visitors can continue to enjoy the wildlife, wilderness, and waves that some travel across the world to enjoy.
Please help us to continue to protect the magic of Baja California’s Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast.