Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico

 
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Summary

Coral reefs are delicate ecosystems that are threatened the word over. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the 2nd largest reef in the world. Coastal development, pollution and storms are some of the threats that are putting this ecosystem in danger. In the Quintana Roo state there are several NGOs working towards different goals, from creating policies to control coastal development, monitoring the health of the reef, working with sustainable fisheries. We support a number of these NGOs.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Yucatan peninsula has a rich biodiversity that is threatened by the development of the tourist industry. In Quintana Roo in only 35 years, the population grew 1220%! There are no management plans for most of the areas and the development is affecting the ecosystems as well as the fresh water supplies. All of this is negatively impacting the health of the reef, as there are more coral diseases, bleaching and erosion and many species are threatened or in imbalance.

How will this project solve this problem?

There are several NGO's working on different projects along the Yucatan peninsula focusing on integrative management strategies and to influence environmental regulation. The different programs go from creating no-fishing zones in the whole state, to develop integrative coral reef stress response, monitoring the reefs and creating policies that will help the marine environment.

Potential Long Term Impact

Through the different programs, these NGOs intend to identify, protect and preserve areas with high biodiversity, as well as those ones that are essential to maintain the ecological processes of the species. As well as to develop management plans for the region, to work on capacity building and environmental education with the locals.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £10,205
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £3,397
Total Funding Goal: £13,602

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Project Leader

Kate Robey

St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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