breaking news
report an incident
Baja Life Magazine supports the protection, preservation and management of Baja California's magnificent natural resources. As a means to provide current information to our readers, the staff at Baja Life Online has created this website to continually update you on the many individuals, forward-thinking companies and NGOs that are working hard to balance the use of Baja’s unique eco-systems. Through education and appreciation, our goal is to manage these diverse environments in a sustainable manner that provides for existing and future generations.

3rd Annual Meeting of the
Sea Turtle Conservation Network

I wanted to follow up with all of you after the fantastic meeting in Loreto, the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Sea Turtle Conservation Network of the Californias (Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias).

Each year the meeting has grown in size and scope, and this year without a doubt we made tremendous progress towards our common goal, the recovery of the sea turtles of the Pacific Ocean. It was particularly remarkable to see people from so many different "sea turtle" regions (Hawaii, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Michoacan, and California, USA), at "the table" together, working on solutions to complex conservation issues.

From the start, our group has been one of equal voices, each with something to offer. Students, fishers, teachers, community members, conservationists, government managers, and researchers need to work together like this, discussing the issues openly and honestly and working towards solutions that we can all adhere to.

As you know, we signed a letter to President Vincente Fox. The letter asks for his and his administration's support for the work our group is doing in the Californias. We will anxiously await his response, which we all hope is positive.

Many new initiatives have come out of this annual meeting. Among them are the proposed protected areas in Bah’a Magdalena and Bah’a de los Angeles, as well as a number of educational projects and information campaigns. Let's all support the progress these two communities are making to preserve their coastline and marine resources.

We will complete a summary report of the meeting shortly and distribute it all of you. In the mean time, if you have any questions please contact me.

See you all in January 2002.

Regards, Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. Director,
Wildcoast General Delivery Davenport,
California 95017, USA Tel/fax: 650-651-1579

>> Top
>> Back to Home


copyright © 1996-2008Baja Life Online. All rights reserved.