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CONSERVATION
ADVENTURES
OVERVIEW

2012
‐
2013 Carpeta
de
presentación


Table of Contents Conservation Adventures

Page

Magdalena
Bay
Sea
Turtle
Conservation
Adventure

3

Gray
Whale
&
Sea
Turtle
Conservation
Adventure

4

Magdalena
Bay
Sea
Turtle
and
Kayak
Adventure

5

Magdalena
Bay
Academic
Adventure

6

Loggerhead
Turtle
Conservation
Team
Adventure

7

Espíritu
Santo
Island
adventure
(for
private
groups)

8

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ecotourism
 with
conservation
 activities
 to
 create
 stewardship
 of
 natural 
 resources
 while
 strengthening
 local
 communities 
 and
 their
 economies 
 in
 Northwestern
Mexico. The 
 vision
 for
 the
 RED
 project
 is
 based
 on
 decades 
 of
 conservation
work
in
the
region,
and
the
forging
of
a
grassroots
 movement
 focused
 on
 sea 
 turtle
 conservation
 and
 coastal
 habitat
preservation.
RED
places 
conservation
in
the
hands 
of
community
members
by
 linking
natural
 resource
preservation
to
economic
opportunity.

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Magdalena Bay Sea Turtle Conservation Adventure Trip Overview

 • 3
or
4
days
‐
perfect
for
trip
extensions • Hands
on
participation
in
world
renowned
community
based
sea
turtle
conservation
project • Additional
activities:
guided
stargazing,
kayak
excursion,
mangrove
snorkeling,
island
exploration,
nocturnal
 dune
hikes • Genuine
cultural
exchange
with
guides
and
hosts
from
local
fisher
community • Regional
cuisine
with
gourmet
flair • Camp
facilities
include
spacious
tents
with
mattresses
and
bedding • Trips
runs
October
through
May.
Gray
whale
observation
in
February
and
March Day
1:
travelers
depart
from
La
Paz
to
Magdalena
Bay
(Loreto
options
available),
stopping
en
route
to
try
local
 ranchero
fare.
After
arriving
 to
Puerto
 San
Carlos
(3hrs),
 clients
board
pangas
 and
head
out
to
the
tiny
 island
 base
camp
where
they
receive
a
detailed
orientation
and
information
on
local
species
and
conservation
projects. Day
2:
fishermen
head
out
before
dawn
to
set
drift
nets
and
initiate
the
sea
turtle
monitoring.
Clients
are
invited
 to
participate
in
all
aspects
of
the
monitoring
over
the
course
of
24
hours.
The
day
also
includes
relaxation
time,
 guided
mangrove
and
hiking
tours. Day
3:
the
monitoring
concludes
and
any
remaining
sea
turtles
are
released.
After
packing,
the
group
heads
to
a
 secluded
island
picnic
spot
before
heading
back
to
Puerto
San
Carlos
for
departure
to
La
Paz.


Retail price:
$650
US
per
traveler.

Includes:
Ground
transportation
from
La
Paz
to
San
Carlos
and
back
(about
3
 hours
each
way),
all
 boat
 transportation,
all
 meals
starting
 on
 lunch
of
 day
 one
and
ending
 on
lunch
 of
 day
 three,
drinks
including
wine
and
beer,
taxes,
a
3%
donation
to
RED´s
community
conservation
fund,
comfortable
 camping
accommodations.

Ideal for:
 Adventure
travelers
with
an
interest
in
nature,
conservation
and
cultural
interaction.
Travelers
should
 be
comfortable
 in
 an
upgraded
 campsite
 environment.
 Trip
 makes
an
 ideal
family
 adventure.
 Private/family/ corporate
trips
can
be
arranged.
Minimum
6,
maximum
14.


3


Gray Whale & Sea Turtle Conservation Adventure Trip
Overview

 • 5
day
adventure • Hands
on
participation
in
world
renowned
community
based
sea
turtle
conservation
project • 3
gray
whale
watching
excursion
(3
hrs
each)
over
2
days. • Genuine
cultural
exchange
with
guides
and
hosts
from
local
fisher
community • Regional
cuisine
with
gourmet
flair • Camp
facilities
include
spacious
tents
with
mattresses
and
bedding • Trips
runs
in
February
and
March Day
 1:
travelers
depart
from
La
Paz
to
Magdalena
Bay
(Loreto
options
available),
stopping
en
route
to
try
local
 ranchero
fare.
After
arriving
 to
Puerto
 San
Carlos
(3hrs),
 clients
board
pangas
 and
head
out
to
the
tiny
 island
 base
camp
where
they
receive
a
detailed
orientation
and
information
on
local
species
and
conservation
projects. Day
 2:
 Rise
shortly
 after
 the
sun
 comes
up,
 grab
 a
cup
 of
 coffee,
 and
 climb
aboard
 the
panga
to
 help
 your
 fishermen
guides
set
nets
in
the
channel,
 initiating
 the
sea
turtle
monitoring
which
 runs
for
 24
 hours.
 In
 the
 afternoon
take
your
time
to
relax
and
read,
or
identify
local
birds
with
your
guide. Day
 3:
 the
turtle
monitoring
concludes
and
any
remaining
sea
turtles
are
released.
 Receive
a
brief
 orientation
 about
the
gray
whales
and
their
migration,
before
heading
out
in
the
search
for
them.
 Day
4:
Head
out
again
to
search
for
whales.
Take
a
walk
through
the
sand
dunes
all
the
way
to
the
Pacific.
In
the
 afternoon,
take
a
leisurely
kayak
 paddle
through
the
mangrove
canals 
or
 just
relax
 and
share
stories
with
the
 other
guests
and
your
hosts. Day
 5:
 Bid
 farewell
to
your
 hosts
before
heading
 back
to
La
Paz.
The
photographs,
stories,
and
memories
you
 keep
will
tell
the
tale
of
the
nature
and
wildlife
adventure
of
a
lifetime.

Retail
price:
 $1400
US
per
traveler.

Includes:
Ground
transportation
from
La 
Paz
to
San
Carlos
and
back
(about


3
hours
each
way),
all
boat
transportation,
3
gray
whale
watching
excursions,
all
meals
starting
 on
lunch
of
day
 one
and
ending
on
lunch
of
day
three,
drinks 
including
wine
and
beer,
taxes,
a
3%
donation
to
RED´s
community
 conservation
fund,
comfortable
camping
accommodations.

Ideal 
for:
 Adventure
travelers
with
an
interest
in
nature,
conservation
and
cultural
interaction.
Travelers
should
 be
comfortable
 in
 an
upgraded
 campsite
 environment.
 Trip
 makes
an
 ideal
family
 adventure.
 Private/family/ corporate
trips
can
be
arranged.
Minimum
6,
maximum
14.


4


Magdalena Bay Sea Turtle and Kayak Adventure Trip
Overview

 • 5
day
expedition • Hands
on
participation
in
world
renowned
community
based
sea
turtle
conservation
project • Additional
activities:
guided
stargazing,
kayak
excursion,
mangrove
snorkeling,
island
exploration,
nocturnal
 dune
hikes.
Guided
exploration
of
Magdalena
Bay
and
local
flora
and
fauna
through
mangrove
canals • Genuine
cultural
exchange
with
guides
and
hosts
from
local
fisher
community • Regional
cuisine
with
gourmet
flair • Camp
facilities
include
spacious
tents
with
mattresses
and
bedding • Trips
runs
October
through
May.
Gray
whale
observation
in
February
and
March Day
 1:
 travelers
depart
with
 their
guide
from
 La
Paz
to
Magdalena
Bay
(Loreto
options
available),
 stopping
 en
 route
to
try
local
ranchero
fare.
After
arriving
to
Puerto
San
Carlos
(3hrs),
clients
board
pangas
and
head
out
to
 the
 tiny
 island
 base
 camp
 where
 they
 receive
 a
 detailed
 orientation
 and
 information
 on
 local
 species
 and
 conservation
projects.
The
day
concludes
with
a
tour
of
the
constellations.
 Day
 2:
fishermen
head
 out
 before
 dawn
 to
set
drift
nets
and
 initiate
 the
sea
turtle
monitoring.
 Travelers
can
 kayak
out
to
observe
the
monitoring
nets
throughout
the
day
and
into
the
night.
The
day
also
includes 
time
to
 relax
or
kayak
around
tiny
Conchalito
Island. Day
3:
the
monitoring
concludes
and
any
remaining
sea
turtles
are
released
after
being
measured
and
tagged.
In
 the
afternoon,
kayakers
can
paddle
through
lush
mangroves
to
spot
birds
and
marine
life.
 Day
 4,
 travelers
head
out
by
panga
to
visit
with
 fishermen
or
 more
kayak
exploration
of
 the
bay.
After
dinner
 take
a
nocturnal
guided
hike
through
the
sand
dunes.
 Day
5,
after
breakfast,
travelers
pack
up
and
head
to
a
secluded
island
picnic
spot
before
boarding
the
van
back
 to
La
Paz.

Retail
price:
 $1100
US
per
traveler.

Includes:
Ground
transportation,
boat
transportation,
all
meals
starting
on
 lunch
 of
 day
 one
 and
 ending
 on
 lunch
 of
 day
 5,
 drinks
 including
 wine
 and
 beer,
 comfortable
 camping
 accommodations,
taxes,
a
3%
donation
to
RED´s
community
conservation
fund.

Ideal 
for:
Adventure
travelers
and
sea 
kayakers
with
an
interest
in
nature,
conservation
and
cultural
interaction.
 Travelers
should
 be
comfortable
in
 an
upgraded
 campsite
environment.
Trip
 makes
an
ideal
family
adventure.
 Private/family/corporate
trips
can
be
arranged.
Minimum
6,
maximum
14.


5


res D RE dventu ic A m Magdalena e d a c A

Bay Academic Adventure Trip
Overview



Mangrove,
sea
turtle,
dunes,
gray
whale
and
sustainable
fisheries
practical
learning
experiences
available Hands‐on
learning
helps
to
build
character,
spur
interest,
expand
knowledge
and
research
skills Participation
of
local
experts
and
community
leaders
provides
insight
into
human‐nature
interaction Activities
link
academic
challenges,
situational
learning,
presentations
and
games
with
recognized
research,
 conservation
and
community
development
projects • Parent‐student
trips
available • Junior
high
and
high
school
curricula • Trips
runs
October
through
May.
Gray
whale
activities
in
February
and
March • • • •

Much
more
than
a
field
trip,
RED
Academic
Adventures 
instill
students
with
understanding
and
a
sense
of
involvement
 in
pressing
scientific
and
social
themes.
Our
instructors 
are
trained
in
field
protocol,
risk
prevention
and
management,
 and
 maintain
 Wilderness
 First
 Responders
 (WFR)
 certification.
 All
 instructors
 have
 advanced
 degrees
 in
 marine
 biology,
oceanography,
or
ecology,
with
practical
knowledge
about
the
area
and
conservation
projects
related
to
the
 expedition. Day
1:
Travel
from
La
Paz
 or
 Loreto
to
 Magdalena
Bay
with
stop
en
 route
to
learn
about
rustic
ranchero
lifestyle.
 Students 
board
pangas,
travel
to
basecamp
on
Conchalito
Island.
 Island
orientation
 (leave
no
 trace
camping),
 and
 introduction
to
sea
turtles
and
Grupo
Tortuguero
research
project
follow
before
guided
tour
of
night
sky. Day
2:
Fishermen
head
out
before
dawn
to
set
drift
nets
and
initiate
sea
turtle
monitoring.
Student
teams 
accompany
 instructors
and
local
experts
to
monitor
nets
every
 two
hours
over
 24‐hour
period.
 Captured
turtles 
are
weighed,
 measured,
tagged,
named
and
released.
At
night,
student
teams
give
presentations
and
participate
in
discussions. Day
3:
Morning
orientation
is
followed
by
a
day
of
sighting
and
identification
of
gray
whales.
Students
conduct
more
 research
at
basecamp
before
presentation
of
observations
and
newly
acquired
knowledge. Day
4:
Day
begins
with
field
orientation
and
walking
tour
of
mangrove
forests
with
focus
on
importance
of
mangroves
 to
the
ecology
of
the
region.
Additional
whale
observation
followed
by
preparation
of
presentations
on
mangroves.
 Nighttime
discussion
with
local
fishermen
(our
camp
hosts)
about
their
experiences
and
path
toward
conservation. Day
5:
Students
pack
up
head
out
for
sand
dune
exploration
and
island
picnic
before
return
to
La
Paz/Loreto.

Retail
price:
Fees
start
at
$650
US
per
student.

Please
contact
us
for
details. 6


Loggerhead Turtle Conservation Team Adventure Trip
Overview

 This
12
day
intensive
voluntourism
adventure
puts
travelers
on
the
ProCaguama
conservation
team,
in
the


vanguard
of
recovering
endangered
loggerhead
sea
turtle
populations
on
the
Pacific
coast
of
Mexico's
rugged
 and
beautiful
Baja
California
peninsula. • Pre‐trip
orientation,
ongoing
participation
in
Procaguama
team
strategy
and
planning
meetings • Beach
surveys
on
Magdalena
Island,
open
water
sea
turtle
capture,
data
collection,
tagging
and
release • Participation
in
community
outreach • Homestay
with
local
family • Overnight
stays
in
historic
San
Lazaro
lighthouse • Trip
culminates
with
local
sea
turtle
festival • Close
interaction
with
internationally
recognized
scientists,
local
experts
and
community
members • Island
exploration,
snorkeling,
kayaking
and
wildlife
observation • Adventure
runs
during
July
and
August
of
2012.

Itinerary:
 The
 experience
 described
 above
 takes
 place
 in
 a 
 dynamic
 research
 and
 field
 conservation
 environment,
and
schedules
and
itineraries
will
be
defined
on
the
ground.

Retail
price:
 $1500
US
 per
traveler.
 
 Includes:
Ground
transportation
from
Loreto
or
La
Paz
 to
López
 Mateos


and
back
(about
3
hours
each
way),
all
ground
and
marine
transportation
in
López
Mateos,
all
meals
starting
on
 lunch
of
 day
 one
and
 ending
 on
 breakfast
of
 day
 12,
 a
3%
donation
 to
 RED´s
community
 conservation
fund,
 family
homestay
accommodations.

Ideal 
for:
 Voluntourist
with
an
 interest
in
nature,
conservation
 and
cultural
interaction,
and
 a
deep
 desire
to
 spend
 their
time
actively
 contributing
to
community
conservation
efforts 
in
a
rural
fishing
town.
 
Selection
of
 team
members
will
be
based
on
a
pre‐trip
application
and
telephone
interview.
Spaces
are
extremely
limited.

7


Espíritu Santo Island adventure (for private groups) Trip
Overview

 • One
day
excursion
perfect
complement
to
meetings,
conferences,
and
private
groups
from
15‐80 • Visit
to
Espíritu
Santo
Island
UNESCO
Biosphere
Reserve • Snorkeling
and
(optional)
SCUBA
with
friendly
sea
lions
in
warm,
turquoise
water • Ideal
for
all
ages
and
activity
levels.
Participants
can
enjoy
the
scenery
from
the
boat. • Guided
tour
of
historic
ruins
on
neighboring
island. • Onboard
naturalist
to
answer
questions
and
lead
discussions
on
local
conservation
issues • Team
building
activities
available • Trip
returns
to
La
Paz
by
dinner
time • Available
year
round. RED's 
one
day
outing
to
Espíritu
Santo
supports
conservation
 of
 the
Islas
del
Golfo
Biosphere
Reserve
in
what
 Jacques
Cousteau
called
"the
world's
aquarium".
Visitors
will
see
up
close
why
this
natural
wonderland
is
worth
 protecting.
The
Espíritu
Santo
trips
also
provide
community
members
with
an
alternative
source
of
employment,
 reducing
pressures
on
fisheries
resources
and
diversifying
their
income
streams.


Retail
price:
Fee
varies
from
$75
to
$200
US
per
traveler
depending
on
group
specific
needs.

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RED Sustainable Travel - Conservation Adventures