Thanks to the donations, GVI, in collaboration with Amigos de Sian Ka'an and the University of Quintana Roo, has managed to transform the devastated Estacion Costa Maya Research Station into a basic, but functional research station once again, where extremely important biological data is being gathered. This data will help understand the effects of hurricanes on reefs, and wether anthropogenic coastal developments affect the recovering capacity of Coral Reefs and related coastal ecosystems.
Parallel to this, work has been carried out in order to deliver basic goods to approximately 850 families from 9 Mayan communities. Such goods include; fresh drinking water, clothes, shoes, kitchen utensils and building materials.
GVI are continuing their work with the community of Mahahual and in researching the effects of the Hurricane on the reef offshore. Through the GVI-Charitable Trust, Global Giving and fundraising in the UK we are now able to further aid the communities, especially with re-building their homes and ensuring healthy conditions for the villagers. Thank you for your efforts so far. We are continuing to spread the word about this disaster as there has been a shocking lack of international coverage due to the fact that this hurricane missed the main tourist centres of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. Updates will follow with more specifics as to where the funds are going, but so far Global Giving and other fundraising sources have accounted for around $2,500.
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