About Us

Who we are

We’re a Mexican nonprofit organization committed to protect Baja California’s wildlife and natural ecosystems.

Mission

To conserve and protect the natural ecosystems and wildlife of the Baja California peninsula.

Vision

The natural resources of the Baja California peninsula are protected and managed for sustainable uses that are compatible with ecological processes.

What we do

We protect and manage natural areas in Baja California. To ensure its long-term protection, we follow a strategy that includes legal protection, adaptive management and ongoing work with communities.

  • Identifying natural priority sites and certifying them through different conservation categories. 
  • Carrying out conservation actions in protected areas: biological monitoring, surveillance programs, attention to visitors, infrastructure maintenance and restoration.
  • Promoting the active participation of society through community engagement, events, festivals, and environmental education.

Impact

Over 130,000 acres of natural areas are now protected.

7 certified nature reserves certified as Areas Voluntarily Destined to Conservation.

San Quintin is part of the List of Wetlands of International Importance, making it a Ramsar site.

In 2018 we rediscovered the San Quintin kangaroo rat, and it now has a safe habitat in the nature reserves.

Over 35 sites of archaeological value have been found in the protected areas of San Quintin and El Rosario.

ZOFEMAT

Wetlands and coastal areas in San Quintin are protected through an agreement with the federal government.

San Quintín and Bahia de Todos Santos are sites designated by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and protect the connectivity of the route used by migratory shorebirds.

Awards and certifications

Sitio Ramsar San Quintín

Joined the Waterkeeper Alliance in 2016 as part of our marine conservation efforts.

Received the award Honrar Honra by Promotora Ambiental as a distinction for our environmental work in 2017.

Since 2018 we have been community members of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and we promote the Leave No Trace principles.

Received the Partners in Flight Award in 2019 for the community design of the Bird Festival and bird conservation projects.

Logo CEMEFI

Since 2020 we have been certified by CEMEFI for our administrative processes.

Logo NGOsource

In 2020 we achieved the Equivalency Determination certification, which allows us to receive corporate donations from the US directly in Mexico.

How our projects are funded

We submit proposals to national and international foundations to receive funding.

We receive donations from people and companies interested in protecting nature and wildlife.

We have a catalog of cause-marketing products, from which we receive a percentage of the sales.

Throughout the year we launch fundraising campaigns.

Our contribution to the global agenda

In 2015, the UN created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the vision of protecting the planet, ending poverty, and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. These goals have been adopted by 193 countries and define the necessary actions to achieve the universal principles of sustainability.

Of the 17 SDGs in the 2030 Agenda, we have committed to guiding our efforts by the following these goals:

Take urgent action to combat climate change.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.

Manage forests sustainably, fight desertification, stop and reverse land degradation, stop the loss of biodiversity.

Participate in the World Alliance for Sustainable Development.