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BEYOND CORAL FOUNDATION IS A REGISTERED, TAX EXEMPT, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH PROJECTS IN THE UNITED STATES. OUR PARTNERS ARE COMMUNITY RANGERS WORKING ON A PROJECT WITH THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN BIOSPHERE RESERVE AND HAVE CURRENT AGRRA CERTIFICATION FOR THE DOCUMENTATION AND MONITORING OF CORALS SINCE 2018

WHAT ARE WE REPORTING?

Healthy Coral Reef

Healthy reefs, formed by live corals, rise to near the surface and serve as a natural breakwater, significantly reducing wave energy.

Degraded Coral Reefs

Damaged coral reefs have lost the live corals that provide the most protection, so much more wave energy reaches the coast.

In order to restore and develop effective lines of action, updated information is required

It allows to know the current status and progression of the causes of disease and deterioration of the reef system, starting with corals and then with other species.

It allows identifying the areas of opportunity to implement ecological and artificial restoration.

SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES

  • Establish the basis for a comprehensive reef management system (Reef Management)
     

  • Develop a protocol that allows new supervision points in Quintana Roo
     

  • Coordinate with academic instances, dive centers and civil society to promote research projects and development of resilience measures for the reef system
     

  • Identify endemic species for contribution to the genetic bank
     

  • Develop strategies for citizen participation, social responsibility and community work
     

  • Identify areas of opportunity for ecological restoration and artificial reefs

METHODOLOGY

  • For the moment, the methodology of AGRRA (Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment) would be used for the identification of corals and disease progression. According to the resource found, we would seek to identify new monitoring mechanisms and information variables in situ (density, pH, temperature) to develop a comprehensive system that allows the community and visitors to be included.
     

  • The implementation of a system of "tags" or tags that allow tourists or divemasters to take photos of identified copies for monitoring will be sought.
     

  • The information will be integrated first into the AGRRA methodology, but with the intention of training in other monitoring systems and then developing your own.
     

  • We seek to display the information on a website that is specific to the project which promotes the public dissemination of important information.

Monitoring Site: Financing Strategy

Organization of fundraising events

Sponsorship for monitoring sites

Co-responsibility with establishments close to the monitoring points

Linking with CONANP, SEMA and other government entities

Sponsorship of equipment and operation by dive centers

Voluntary participation and donations from visitors

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Monitoring Sites

1. Ballena
   Coordinates: 20.18811; -87.4315

 

2. Piscina
   Coordinates: 20.22542; -87.4114

 

3. Coquitos
    Coordinates: 20.23196; -87.4074

4. Dreams
   Coordinates: 20.24939; -87.3922

 

5. Cuevitas
   Coordinates: 20.25545; -87.3883

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9 km

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COLLECTION AMOUNTS, MINIMUM OPERATING COSTS, AND EXPECTED COSTS 

(BETWEEN $ 20K-50K USD ANNUALLY)

Thanks to Our Partners and Monitoring Site Sponsors

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