Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund)

To inspire innovative, transnational solutions to critical Mesoamerican reef issues through providing meaningful, long-term financial support and trustworthy reef management advice so that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a thriving reef.

Fishermen in action

Fishermen in action
Photo from Progress Report 'Fishermen monitoring the MAR reef' (view small | med | large | orig)

Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef

Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef
Photo from Progress Report 'A Postcard from Empowering Fishing Communities in the MAR Reef' (view small | med | large | orig)

Future fishermen...uncertain.

Future fishermen...uncertain.
If we don't begin to do something NOW about the conservation and sustainable use of the natural resources of the MAR reef, thousands of children won't have tomorrow, the opportunity and the rights that thousands of men are having today. (view small | med | large | orig)

Living in the Caribbean shore.

Living in the Caribbean shore.
This is a fishing community of the Sarstún River, which drains into the guatemalan Caribbean. Here it can be seen how close to the water they live, therefore, how important it is to empower them in the co-management of the natural resources that they depend on. (view small | med | large | orig)

Reef monitoring in Puerto Morelos National Park

Reef monitoring in Puerto Morelos National Park
This is Cristóbal, one of the eleven fishers from the Puerto Morelos Fishing Cooperative that was trained in reef monitoring skills. Now, along with his ten budies, he's working with the Park's Administrator to create the base line of the reef's health status. (view small | med | large | orig)
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