This Pride Campaign uses community education and participation to promote conservation of the Palisadoes-Port Royal Protected Area and promote sustainable use by regulating activities and practice.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Palisadoes-Port Royal is the world’s seventh largest natural harbor. It contains threatened habitats for vulnerable animals like the american crocodile, green turtle, West Indian manatee, bottlenose dolphin and lined seahorse. The threatened mangrove communities are essential for the overall biodiversity of the area. Threats addressed by this Pride Campaign include: Natural resource harvesting (dynamite fishing), negative impact of visitors (on coral reefs) and littering and dumping.
How will this project solve this problem?
Raise awareness of threats to the area and importance of conservation. Conduct school outreach activities with a flagship species mascot to involve youth. Through education and workshops, promote proper use of natural resources.
Potential Long Term Impact
Benefits identified include: Conservation of a historical and biologically diverse site; development of local natural resource management capacity; improved sanitation, reduced pollution and improved environmental education and development programs.
Total Funding Received to Date: $350
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $350 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.