Overfishing in the Coral Triangle threatens not only the richest concentration of marine biodiversity in the world but also the livelihoods and food source of more than 120 million people.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Over 40% of the reef and mangroves in the Coral Triangle have disappeared in the last 40 years. Near-shore fishing is a serious threat to these natural resources, and reversing the effects will require a significant change in human behavior. As fishers see the threat to food and income security rise, they will seek assurances of access to traditional fishing sources, explore alternative livelihoods, and work to secure these resources for future generations.
How will this project solve this problem?
Rare will run a program that includes outreach campaigns to build community awareness, training for local fishers to use more conservation-friendly practices, and successful community driven solutions that can be replicated throughout the region.
Potential Long Term Impact
Rare develops local leaders who go on to make a lasting impact in their communities. A recent alumni survey revealed that 73% of Rare partners sustained their campaigns after the formal partnership ended; 52% of alumni launched multiple campaigns.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,959
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 $2,959 . The original project funding goal was $21,000.