Our Budget

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

 

 

WGRP Project Budget: $162,496 (May 2017-December 2018):
Interns (3) + Field Coordinator $13,500
Project Director $60,000
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) $38,800
Total:  $162,496
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 Municipal Regicuria de Turismo y participación social; Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo; Asociación 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!