February 22, 2017

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Solid Science For Smart Decisions

We believe informed people make better decisions.
BCI wants to get solid scientific research into the hands of the people
who will decide the future of this coastline – residents, businesses,
policy makers, and our children.

EVENTS AND FEATURES

WORK UNDERWAY AT
VISITOR’S CENTER

Construction has begun on Building 2 at the Center. Building 1 will have displays about the National Park and Conanp; Building 2 about the underwater wonders of this coast; and Building 3 about the desert, hills and wildlife on land as well as the cultural heritage of the area.
And an amphitheater?

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PAPER ABOUT CABO
PULMO PUBLISHED

BCI Resident Scholar Ryan Anderson just had his a second paper about Cabo Pulmo published. Ryan’s dissertation was about the value of development as perceived by the people of Cabo Pulmo. What did Ryan learn from us? Read about the Resident Scholar program and Ryan’s work here.

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SYLVIA EARLE ON ISLA SOCORRO
PULMO PUBLISHED

When Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue team came to CaboPulmo last year, they were stunned to see fishermen pulling sharks from the sea, including a pregnant hammerhead shark. These sharks are valuable on the international market – not for food…

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BAJA COASTAL INSTITUTE'S MISSION

  • BCI promotes the conservation of the coastline, reefs, and waters of the Baja peninsula with emphasis on the East Cape region of Baja Sur by providing rigorous independent research in pursuit of best practices to support and regulate sustainable development.
  • BCI educates and informs those who influence policy, trusting that good policy emerges from reliable information.
  • BCI fosters education and appreciation of natural wonders among the community of residents, visitors, and tourists, believing that an understanding and appreciation of nature is the foundation of conservation.