Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral

by Perry Institute for Marine Science, Inc.
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral
Urgent: Train Bahamian Youth to Restore Coral

Summary

This project will train 100 Bahamian middle and high school students in coral restoration and scuba diving, equipping them to carve out meaningful careers while championing the preservation of marine life. By investing in local education and capacity-building, we not only protect the delicate balance of coral reefs, but also support the resilience and livelihoods of island communities dependent on a healthy ocean.

$10,000
total goal
$7,640
remaining
7
donors
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

In The Bahamas, coral reefs face severe threats from climate change, pollution, and overfishing. Up to 80% of Caribbean coral reefs have already been lost. These reefs are crucial for local fisher's livelihoods, tourism revenue, and coastal protection, making coastal communities increasingly vulnerable. This project trains 100 Bahamian students in coral restoration and diving, laying the groundwork for conservation careers and benefiting both the reefs and the communities that depend on them.

Solution

This project will provide comprehensive training in coral restoration and scuba diving to 100 Bahamian youth, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to become stewards of their marine environment. Beyond conservation efforts, local students will gain expertise to pursue careers in environmental conservation, helping to ensure the long-term health of marine ecosystems.

Long-Term Impact

This project will train 100 Bahamian students in coral restoration and scuba diving, paving the way for lifelong careers in environmental conservation. By empowering locals with expertise in marine conservation, we're not only nurturing coral reefs but also cultivating stronger, more resilient coastal communities, effectively tending to two vital aspects of ocean health.

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Organization Information

Perry Institute for Marine Science, Inc.

Location: Waitsfield, VT - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @perryinstitute
Project Leader:
Lily Haines
Waitsfield , VT United States
$2,360 raised of $10,000 goal
 
7 donations
$7,640 to go
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