Protect Marine Ecosystems in Mexico

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
Oct 14, 2011

Mapping marine ecosystems within the Sian Ka'an

Monitoring the ecosystem
Monitoring the ecosystem

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 collaboration with GVI, we run an ongoing, permanent coral reef and fish species monitoring program.

Moving forwards preparations are underway for a new mapping project of the marine ecosystem within the reserve. This will act as a tool in which we will create an inventory of the different types of habitat and identify areas which are more susceptible to act as biodiversity hot spots.

Currently the team are involved in a pilot survey with the aim of improving the methodology before the official survey which is due to begin within the next couple of months.

Data collected from this critical work is used to help govern the management and protection of important biodiversity hotspots like the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Kate Robey
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.