What is at issue:
The long-term goal of our project is to cultivate an ethos of stewardship toward the ocean in Guerrero, Mexico through community-driven marine mammal-focused research, education, ecotourism and capacity building.
What's happening now:
The Whale of Guerrero Project is continuing its science and community efforts to assure sustainable conservation of this important region.
What we have achieved:
We completed a 300-hour marine mammal survey in partnership with the local community, using only local staff and resources in Barra de Potosí, Guerrero, SW Pacific Mexico. We trained 43 tour guides and fishermen, conducted targeted community outreach, collaborated with community leaders, provided school programs to 12 schools, weekly after-school workshops and a 3-month US-Mexico cultural exchange program, printed publications and maps for tourists and community members and conducted global outreach. Our seasonal data was analyzed and results shared with 44 Mexican and international agencies, institutions and organizations.