SPONSORS MULTIPLE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS NON -PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND PROJECTS
Mar Libre RNAM - is a non-profit, conservation and educational program focused on the restoration of reefs and mangroves in the Sea of Cortez. This is a volunteer organization with NO PAID personal. Each month, RNAM coordinates, directs, and participates in cleaning beaches, reefs, sea lion colonies, and mangroves. Volunteer marine biologists, divers, surfers, kayakers, paddle board enthusiasts and ocean lovers of every type, participate in these projects. Baja Cat is a RNAM sponsoring partner, providing funding, resources and personal, in support of these worthy projects.
Cabo Pulmo Reef Preservation - In 1995, an underwater national park was formed by the Mexican government at the request of the fishing families of the tiny village of Cabo Pulmo. Since then, no fishing, or anchoring, has been allowed within the 27 square miles that comprise this underwater park. Within two decades, the reef sprung back to life in an amazing way. Fish returned, spawned, and grew to maturity in huge numbers, along with turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and sharks. According to Octavio Aburto, the marine biologist from the Scripps Institute, sea life has grown by 500-fold! This is the largest growth rate ever recorded in any protected marine environment worldwide. The reef is now alive with activity. Coral and sea life have become incredibly abundant. This is a story that needs to be told and retold, shared, and shared again. In addition to the fee Baja Charters pays to the National Park for every guest who visits with us, we also make a donation to the Cabo Pulmo Welcome Center for reef preservation for each of our customers. A Hero bracelet for reef preservation is provided each of our guests.
Leave No Trace, Center for Outdoor Ethics - Baja Charters is a contributing partner to the Leave No Trace association, and actively promotes its outdoor ethics programs.
Project AWARE – Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers. We connect the passion for ocean adventure with the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change. Baja Charters has adopted a snorkel and dive site for continual clean-up and preservation.
Rescatando Nuestros Arrecifes y Manglares – Environmental education. In addition to “hands-on” clean up, RNAM, provides marine science educational instruction in schools throughout Baja Sur. Recently, over 1,000 students were taught how to preserve habitat and reduce pollution in a single month. Baja Charters provides resources and direct experiential interaction for teachers and professors supporting environmental instruction and hosts an annual all day private charter for the top-performing 25 educators in this area.
A Guide to Best Practice - In support of and compliance with best practices for shark and ray tourism.
BAJA CHARTERS SPONSORS A NUMBER OF OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE BAJA