Celebrating 15 Years
Fifteen years ago Serge Dedina, co-founder of WILDCOAST, set out to protect some of the most beautiful and biologically significant coastal areas in the Californias and Latin America. Today, the organization's groundbreaking conservation projects and innovative campaigns have been reported on by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, BBC, NBC, National Public Radio, Reforma, Televisa, CBS News, Associated Press and National Geographic. For more history and significant achievements click here.
Thanks to your support and the amazing conservation vision of our partners:
- We will keep inspiring people into action to defend the coast and ocean and wildlife that is endangered or threatened with extinction.
- WILDCOAST has helped conserve more than 3.2 million acres of globally significant bays, beaches, lagoons, coral reefs and islands, we will expand our work.
- Wildcoast helps conserve 17,536 acres of Marine Proteced Areas in Souther California
- WILDCOAST works to preserve key ecosystems by applying conservation tools such as land acquisition, conservation concessions and zoning as well as developing protected areas.
- WILDCOAST helped conserve 1,125 acres of coral reefs in Mexico, and we will keep expanding our reach.
- We have expanded our reach by building WILDCOAST chapters throughout Baja California so we can continue to work with local communities to clean up, restore, and conserve the peninula's amazing coastal and marine resources.
- We are also helping to protect 71,415 acres of mangroves in Baja California Sur.
In 2015, working in partnership with local communities and the Mexican government we will protect islands, reefs, and mangrove ecosystems as well as involve local fishing families in conservation endeavors that provide a sustainable lifeways for people whose lives are intertwined with coral reefs and mangroves treasures.
WILDCOAST has demonstrated its relevance more than ever by being strategic, smart, passionate and relentless about our need to conserve coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife. We cannot do this important work to preserve our coastal heritage without your help. We depend on donors, volunteers, interns and the community at large to support our conservation efforts. Please help ensure the ocean and its amazing wildlife will still be there for generations to come. Stay connected by subscribing to our email newsletter, check out our online communities and please donate.
Serge Dedina, Executive Director