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Diving into the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program

// 08 Oct 2015

What makes the Mexican Caribbean Coast so attractive to tourism is its corals, its barrier reefs, the colour of the water, the many species of fish, the landscape, the mangroves, and the internationally renowned beaches. Having all of this beautiful biodiversity also means a commitment to the development of eco-tourism.

The Eye on Earth Oceans and Blue Carbon Special Initiative is helping to accelerate the conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef by strengthening the capacities and leadership skills of young conservationists in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras, and to help them launch innovative marine and coastal conservation projects.

In this video, Eye on Earth Alliance partner UNEP explores how the Mexican government is collaborating with the local research community to map and monitor the coral barrier reef in order to make more informed decisions about conservation programs and to develop eco-tourism.