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Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico

by The Travel Foundation
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico
Protecting endangered whalesharks in Mexico

Summary

Training for up to 20 fishermen to be whaleshark guides will help to conserve whale sharks and provide viable alternative income generation. Over-fishing has led to unemployment.

$111.68
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years

Challenge

The project will help to conserve the whale shark, reduce over-fishing and address unemployment amongst fishermen in already poor communities. Whale shark viewing has become increasingly popular among tourists and the project aims to teach responsible guiding in an area with one of the biggest populations of whale sharks.

Solution

A five-day intensive training course will educate up to 20 ex-fishermen and unqualified current whale shark guides. The course will enable participants to train other potential guides with a 'train the trainer' approach, thus widening the impact.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help us create new livelihood opportunities for up to 20 fishermen and unqualified guides, as well as protect one of the most important marine species and prevent over-fishing in the region.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk
More info from the Travel Foundation

Organization Information

The Travel Foundation

Location: Bristol, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk
The Travel Foundation
Jane Coles
Project Leader:
Jane Coles
Communications Manager
Bristol, England United Kingdom

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