Sea of Cortez Fund
As population and development pressures have increased along the Baja California peninsula, ICF has responded by creating the Sea of Cortez Fund to permit donors to make contributions of any amount to support marine conservation and coastal habitat protection throughout this ecologically fragile region. The Sea of Cortez Fund aims to strengthen the effectiveness of conservation organizations, which are collaborating with local communities. Currently, there are over 26 Mexican nonprofits committed to addressing a wide range of conservation and environmental issues facing the Sea of Cortez. Despite the complex challenges facing the area, most local conservation groups are only a few years old, relying on limited financial resources and volunteers to carry out their protection, recovery, research, and outreach programs.