Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico

 
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    5 sites of MBRS Synoptic Monitoring completed
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter,  One of the main objectives of Pez Maya marine conservation project is to collect data for the MBRS Synoptic Monitoring Program on behalf of our partners Amigos de Sian Ka’an (ASK) and CONANP. We train volunteers in four different MBRS methodologies, and when they complete their training they...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 1 donation
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 17 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 2 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Illegal Fishing in Mexico
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter, As fishing conservationists here at Pez Maya, we are quite worried about illegal fishing over the world, so it was a huge disappointment and concern to find an illegal fishing net 50m long right on our front beach this week.Driving the boat out to one of our many beautiful diving sites this week we spotted...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 2 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 2 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 2 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Recent sightings in Pez Maya
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter, We’ve had some interesting sightings out on the reef this past month,  including a sighting of a large Loggerhead turtle, who when discovered came trundling out of its hidey hole to plod away in a hilariously cumbersome manner.  Just today, a 2.5m crocodile was spotted at the bridge to the...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 1 donation
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 1 donation
    • 8 months ago
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    The Importance of Fish Diversity at Pedro Paila
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Merry Christmas from GVI Mexico! This month we have implemented the Synoptic Monitoring Program (SMP) in order to complete the data for one of our monitoring sites; Pedro Paila 5m. The execution of the SMP not only contributes to our base goal of continuing to gather data in a standardized format over a continuous period of...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 4 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    International Coastal Cleanup Day
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Dear Supporter, For the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal cleanup day, Pez Maya cleaned a ninety meter stretch of the San Juan Beach. The San Juan Beach is an important turtle nesting site and we collected 329kgs of debris. This achievement contributed to our base’s long term goal of raising awareness...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 2 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 8 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 28 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Increase in coral cover at monitoring site
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Dear supporter, I am excited to share with you some scientific research that has come out of this project. Pedro Paila is a spur and groove reef exhibiting an average depth of 10m located 3.94km north of Pez maya. Volunteers have been conducting surveys for the last eight years, providing information on coral species,...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has made updates to their project page.
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    The local protection of Least Terns
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Least terns (Sternula antillarum) are a small migratory bird approximately 22 -24 cm long with a wing span of around 50cm. Least terns arrive to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve in early April and spend 3-5 months on the breeding grounds. The terns nest on open sandy or gravely areas near water, producing small...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Mesoamerica Barrier synoptic monitoring program
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    The Mesoamerican barrier reef system (MBRS) extends over four countries, from the tip of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico down to Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala. It is the second largest barrier reef in the world and the home to over 500 fish species as well as numerous endangered species such as the Loggerhead turtle,...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has made updates to their project page.
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Jaguars at marine conservation base
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust Manager
    Jaguars have been practically eliminated from Mexican territory because of the destruction of their habitat. In spite of this, they are still found in remote areas where development is minimal, and even in areas near rural villages. Jaguars have suffered deliberate persecution as hunting trophies and as a perceived...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Environmental Conservation and Marine Turtle Conservation
    By - Alice Hawkes - GVI Charitable Trust Team
    As the Marine turtle festival is coming soon we would like to share an article about environmental education and marine turtle conservation in Quintana Roo state. Thanks to Ana Mancera, Lluvia Soto and all the people involved in writing it. We hope you will enjoy it and get to know more about the work that is done in...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 57 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Invasive Species: Indo-Pacific LionFish
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    The invasion of lionfish, native to the Indo-Pacific, into the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea is not only one of the most rapid in marine history but also having extremely detrimental effects to local species and ecosystems. Recently introduced via un/intentional release, they have spread extremely quickly throughout the...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Turtle Madness!
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Today we are lucky enough to have a diary extract from one of our staff members in Pez Maya, Joanna Richardson... Having completed my volunteer and scholar phases at Punta Gruesa (Mahahual) 'turtling' as it's referred to was new to me. I was so excited to find that we have turtles nesting on the base beach. In the morning a...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Beach Clean!
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Every week, Staff and volunteers in Pez Maya, Mexico clean two hundred meters of beach on the stretch of coastline we live by. Over the course of twelve weeks we clean a transect of about two km in length and the amount of rubbish that we collect is quite simply staggering. The vast majority of this rubbish is plastic;...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Sightings & Monitoring!
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    This week we have an update straight from the project, from one of our volunteers, Ben: Another week has flown by! It is hard to believe that the 4 week volunteers are almost finishing their time here at Pez Maya. We have witnessed a great deal of diversity in the area this week. Incidentals sightings have included a baby...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    A Week Full of Learning!
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Last week Pez Maya welcomed 15 new volunteers from 5 different countries! Welcome John, Mariana, Josh, Holly, Eli, Kerry, Tate, Will, Luke, Jessica, Alex, Matt, Sam, Mitch and Madison! With the 4 remaining volunteers from the last phase and 8 staff, it is a very full house. It was an eventful first week full of many...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has made updates to their project page.
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Recycling Workshop and Earth Day
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    After much preparation some staff and volunteers organised an Earth Day celebration for the small fishing town of Punta Allen. The goal was to raise awareness on the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, as well as keeping out beaches clean. Punta Allen is a small fishing village immersed in the mangroves and...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Marine Debris: How Mexico is Helping
    By - Aoife Bulman - Charitable Trust Team
    Whether you are in Fiji, Brazil, Australia, Seychelles, Costa Rica, every time you go to a non tourist beach you will encounter with a sad truth, marine debris from all over the world is taking over the beaches. The Ocean Conservancy organizes an annual Beach Cleanup Day; in 2010 they celebrated the 25th anniversary of this...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Amazing support for the GVI Charitable Trust
    By - Ross Deans - GVI Charitable Trust Manager
    We would like to share the most recent trustee report from the GVI Charitable Trust. This report covers the six month period from July to December 2011. We are delighted to share that this has been by far our most successful period, raising in six months nearly as much as we did the whole of the previous year. This increase...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Mapping marine ecosystems within the Sian Ka'an
    By - Lluvia Soto - GVI Mexico Country Director
    Our local partner, Amigos de Sian Ka’an, have worked extensively within the protected Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve on Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. To date they have completed two major campaigns to characterize the reef, the first was completed in the 90’s and the second in 2010. In addition, in...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 40 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has made updates to their project page.
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Training local fishermen
    By - Lluvia Soto - GVI Mexico Country Director
    Along with the fishing cooperatives working in Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and COBI, Amigos de Sian Ka’an is protecting over 9,000has through the establishment of community no-take zones. Moving forwards we aim to include Open Water Diver and Coral Reef Monitoring training for local fishermen, so they can get...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    Project development and community workshops
    By - Lluvia Soto - GVI Project Manager
    We have been working closely with our local partner on the ground in Mexico, award winning Amigos de Sian Kaan. As we maintain work on current projects we are looking to develop new initiatives such as Acroporas characterization using state of the art remote perception tools and running photo transects to understand the...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico posted a progress report
    'No Take Zones' help reef fish reproduce
    By - Lois Moriel - Project Manager
    Spawning aggregations, along with nursery areas, are key habitats for the sustainability of reef fish populations. In that direction, our partners on the ground Amigos de Sian Ka’an have scaled one step up by joining local fishermen to establish No Take Zones that will allow reef fish to reproduce, increase biomass...
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has received 5 donations
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  • Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Project Leader

Ross Deans

St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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