Reef Check Dominican Republic

Protection and Conservation of Coral Reefs in the Dominican Republic, using marine protected areas as a tool to ensure sustainability of natural resources, and supporting the livelihoods of local communities
Coral Restoration in the Dominican Republic
 
Coral reefs occupy less than 0.001% of the world's ocean surface yet they contain about a quarter of all known marine life,each meter of reef can protect an estimated US$47,000 of property value,and provide economic goods and ecosystem services worth about US$375 billion each year.Yet coral reefs have been experiencing a long-term decline for years now, and most recently they have experienced a very sudden and radical degradation, threatening related ecosystems, livelihoods and global economies. project reportread updates from the field
Controlling Lion Fish Invasion in the Caribbean
 
Lion Fish are a species endemic to the Pacific, but due to human intervention, particularly their use in aquariums, they have entered the Atlantic in the early 90s. Since then, they have affected almost all Caribbean islands, reducing local biodiversity by up to 80%. The cause of this plague is the lack of predation. Humans must play an intervening role in the control of Lion Fish and save local fish populations from extinction. project reportread updates from the field
Controlling Lion Fish Invasion in the Caribbean
 
Lion Fish are originally from the Pacific, but due to human intervention, potentially their use for aquaria, they entered the Atlantic in the early 90s. Since then, they have reached almost all Caribbean islands to plague levels, reducing local biodiversity by up to 80%. The cause is lack of predation as no fish around here eats them yet due to their stinging fins. While local fish learn to eat them, humans can play a role in their control and save local fish populations.
 
   

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