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June 21, 2017

WILDCOAST Protects Additional 5,716 Acres in the Valle de los Cirios

Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast
Photo credit: Adrian Aguirre

WILDCOAST has conserved an additional 5,716 acres of the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast in Baja California through direct land acquisitions. This important conservation achievement will protect this ecologically significant area of Baja for generations to come.

The newly conserved acreage features significant habitat diversity, including expansive vegetated coastal dunes, a substantial portion of a local watershed and rugged hilly interior. 

The conservation of this land will indefinitely protect a large, intact coastal area of ecological significance and maintain the area for open public access. 

To date, WILDCOAST has conserved a total of 54,175 acres, including 35.5 miles of coastal wilderness in the region that includes rocky headlands, sweeping bays, expansive sand dunes and other wild coastline.

The newly conserved area of the Valle de los Cirios Pacific Coast features a wide array of plants including boojum trees, cardon, barrel cactus, ocotillo, yucca, agave, live-forevers among many other desert plants. The area also serves as a major wildlife corridor, connecting the interior watershed and hills to the coast. Site surveys have indicated a large coyote population located on the property and other species such as bobcats and mule deer.

You can join us in our efforts to conserve additional wildlands by taking action and donating today!

Photos below by Lily Ledesma.