Whales of Potosi Research Project

Our work is supported by individual supporters, ecotourism, citizen scientist research expeditions, in-kind donations, small grants and lots of volunteer elbow grease!

WGRP Project Budget: $128,496 (May 2017-December 2018)
WGRP Budget Pie Chart
Interns (3) + Field Coordinator $13,500
Project Director $36,000
Barra de Potosi team member salaries (2 people, 12 weeks full time) $3,500
Visiting guest scientists and educators $5,500
Field supplies and equipment $10,696
Fuel $10,000
Communications $1,500
Guide training $4,000
Educational outreach materials $4,000
Children's workshops and educational programs $3,000
Public education and outreach $500
Conferences, meetings and symposiums $7,500
Barra to Baja Expedition (16 people, 3 trips) $28,800
Total:  $128,496

The Whales of Guerrero Research Project is designed to be a 5-year project (2014-2018). All funds received above the budget shown above are entirely dedicated to the ongoing success of the project.



Project supported by:

Grants & Research Contracts (2014-2017):
SEMARNAT/DFWS Wildlife Without Borders; National Geographic; Marisla Foundation; Idea Wild; Norcross Foundation; American Cetacean Society San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Research; NOAA

Community Support:
6 regional fishing and tourism coops, Dept. Ecology, Dept. Environment, Dept. Tourism, Capitania del Puerto, 12 regional schools, Guerrero Mncpl Regicuria de Turismo y participacion social; Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo; Asociacion de Hoteles de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo; Instituto Municipal de Ecologia; UNAM; NOAA; Guia Zanka; Dive Zihua; Casita Ecovegana; Ecotianguis; LOOT;
La Raiz de la Tierra; Playa Viva

Individual Supporter revenue streams:
Humpback whale adoption program; Tax-deductible donations;
Citizen science research expeditions; merchandise sales

See a list of this year's heroic supporters here - HURRAY for you and THANK YOU, friends!

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