Our work

Our goal is to guarantee the long-term protection of natural areas, and to achieve it we follow a conservation strategy that includes legal protection, adaptive management and ongoing work with communities.

As part of our work, in the natural protected areas we develop and implement management actions, land, marine and bird conservation projects, as well as receiving visitors, promoting the Leave No Trace philosophy, and creating educational experiences and outreach projects.

Protected areas

Thanks to continued efforts in the last 20 years, we have protected more than 130,000 acres of natural areas in Ensenada, Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, San Quintín and El Rosario using different conservation models.

Projects

Nature reserve management

We protect and manage nature reserves that are certified as Areas Destined for Conservation. Also, we have collaborated with the government to certify natural areas.

Reservas naturales

Land conservation

Projects in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir, Valle Tranquilo and San Quintin, such as monitoring of mammals in the nature reserves, restoration of habitats, among others. In 2018 we rediscovered the San Quintin kangaroo rat, a species thought to be extinct for over 30 years.

Conservación terrestre

Community engagement and outreach

We create and promote educational and outreach experiences, such as the San Quintin Bay Bird Festival, interpretive tours, academic visits, photography club, art exhibitions, community workshops and internships.

Educación

Marine conservation

We carry out marine conservation projects in San Quintin and carry out permanent monitoring of wetlands and the intertidal zone, as well as beach cleanups. We have been a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance since 2016 through the San Quintin Bay Waterkeeper program.

Conservación marina

Environmental ethics

Through the principles of Leave No Trace, we promote the development of outdoor activities in a sustainable and respectful way with nature.

7 principios No Deje Rastro

Bird conservation

We carry out monitoring of migratory shorebirds. Every summer we launch the campaign La playa es de todos in Ensenada.

Conservación de aves

Receiving visitors

The Punta Mazo and Monte Ceniza nature reserves are open to the public, find more information here to make a reservation.

Visitantes

Prevention of wildfires

We collaborate with the Sierra San Pedro Martir National Park and the San Pedro Martir Hotshots to prevent wildfires.

Incendios forestales

Our work is possible thanks to donations from individuals, companies and foundations around the world interested in protecting the natural heritage of the region.