Laguna San Ignacio, in Baja California Sur and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the world’s last undeveloped California grey whale breeding ground, attracting hundreds of cetaceans every winter.
Over the years, there have been continuous pressures to convert the lagoon’s pristine shoreline into mega-industrial and tourism development ventures that would obliterate the important ecosystems and wildlife that the region supports.
In 2008 WiLDCOAST established a conservation easement to protect 1,330 acres and one mile of critically threatened lagoon shoreline. Since then, WiLDCOAST and CONANP have protected 150 miles of ZOFEMAT (the first 20 meters of shoreline above the high tideline) around the lagoon through ZOFEMAT conservation concessions or “acuerdos de destino.” WiLDCOAST and its partners are continuing conservation initiatives for Laguna San Ignacio and are continuously exploring new opportunities to save this globally unique area.
Read more about our work at www.wildcoast.net
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