Help Local Leaders Save the Mesoamerican Reef

by Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturale
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Summary

The Mesoamerican Reef System (MAR) is the largest transboundary reef barrier in the world (1000 kms.). MAR conservation challenges are increasing; there is an urgent need to build capacity, particularly in places where biological diversity is threatened.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.
$30,000
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$18,746
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110
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0
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5
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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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​marleadership.org
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Organization Information

Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturale

Location: Mexico D.F., Distrito Federal - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.fmcn.org
Project Leader:
Maria Eugenia Arreola
Mexico, Distrito Federal Mexico
$11,254 raised of $30,000 goal
 
 
146 donations
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