When we landed here in Cabo San Lucas over 15 years ago, we immediately fell in love. And while Cabo has changed drastically from that time, one thing still remains; the diverse ecosystem and wildlife population. It is our mission to protect these incredible creatures of land and sea that make Cabo what it is.
For first-time Los Cabos travelers, we highly recommend that you plan some activities that will allow you to see the area. Take a yacht charter and experience pods of dolphins swimming next to your boat or seals trying to hop on the back. Take a snorkeling excursion and experience the breathtaking waters of the Sea of Cortez. Spend a few hours swimming with dolphins and whale sharks or riding camels in the desert.
And one more thing, when visiting Cabo, please try to reduce your waste. Try using a refillable water bottle rather than tens of single-use plastic bottles. When you go to the beach, please dispose of your garbage in the provided trash cans. These small acts can help protect our wildlife, our oceans, and ultimately, our home.
Below are different ways you can get involved in Los Cabos sustainability. Whether you donate, volunteer, or simply pass the message on, anything counts.
Grupo Tortugueros de Las Californias
Grupo Tortugueros de Las Californias is a foundation with 3 primary objectives:
With programs dating back to the 1960's, they are one of the longest lasting ocean protection organizations. Grupo Tortugueros is in over 50 communities and continues to add more.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Protecting Marine Life Worldwide
Starting in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has become a global movement aimed at helping the ocean in many different ways. They are an international non-profit aimed at saving and conserving marine life as well as cleaning up the ocean.
Sea Shepherds Current Campaigns:
Saving the Vaquita Porpoise
Protecting Wild Salmon
Beaked Whale Research
Protecting Sea Turtles
Preventing Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing
Tortugueros Las Playitas is dedicated to conserving, protecting, and replenishing the marine life in Baja California Sur. While sea turtles conservation is their main focus, Tortugueros also has educational programs, an animal rescue center, benefit concerts, and more.
Started in 2004, Raben now has over 15 teams and 180 team members dedicated to the disentanglement and rescue of whales. With a tried and tested protocol, Raben is able to safely and efficiently rescue whales who were caught in fishing nets and other gear. They have attended to more than 120 incidents in Mexico.
ACBCS is a community alliance and outreach program that has three main objectives:
Detection of needs
Fundraising and communication
Procuring, distributing and supervising the delivery of needed supplies
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ACBCS raised over $3 million USD for individuals and families in need.
Donate or Volunteer
BCS Sustainability Fund
Supporting the Development and Infrastructure of Los Cabos
For people who are familiar coming to Cabo and have done so in the last 6 months, you may be familiar with this initiative. Upon flying into Los Cabos, tourists are required to pay a $350 peso, one-time payment (between $15-$20 USD). This money is used for the betterment of our local communities, protection of our wildlife population, and investment in local resources. For anyone interested in giving more to the Sustainability Fund, click below for the donation page.