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Help Local Leaders Save the Mesoamerican Reef



Currently, 40% of the Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) is in poor condition. The MAR Leadership Program seeks to conserve the reef and its sister ecosystems by incubating high-impact conservation projects that tackle main threats to the reef. It achieves its mission by helping local leaders design and launch innovative conservation projects that can be replicated throughout the region, changing the way the region is used, visited, and managed.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Mesoamerican Reef faces an array of threats, from local, land-based pollution and severe overfishing to poor tourism practices and global climate change. These threats are being addressed to varying degrees by a group of committed local and international organizations. However, a major bottleneck exists in our collective ability to make a meaningful, timely impact due to limited leadership presence in these organizations and a lack of cutting-edge project design and development capacity.

How will this project solve this problem?

The MAR Leadership Program boosts conservation in the region by empowering local leaders from the 4 MAR countries to develop innovative and replicable projects that foster sustainable use and conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef region's coastal and marine ecosystems.

Potential Long Term Impact

Within 5 years, the project will enable 60 fellows to launch innovative conservation projects with significant, measurable impacts that will contribute to the health of the MAR region and benefit the communities whose lives depend on it.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,690
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $60,310
Total Funding Goal: $70,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Maria Eugenia Arreola

Mexico, Distrito Federal Mexico

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