This Fund supports marine and terrestrial conservation work on the Revillagigedo Islands Archipelago. These beautiful and remote islands are located 250 miles out in open ocean due south of Cabo San Lucas and Baja California. The islands are a protected Biosphere Reserve and sanctuary for a population of sharks, dolphins, turtles, more than 200 giant manta rays and a winter population of 1200 humpback whales. Scuba divers describe these islands as one of the "crown jewels" of diving in Mexico. The Revillagigedos ecosystem is under immense pressure from illegal fishermen on the marine side, and non-endemic species on the terrestrial side. The immediate goal of the Revillagigedo Conservation Fund is to provide a vehicle to "make a difference" and help with the Mexican effort of surveillance and detection of illegal fishing activities.