Establishing No Take Zones on the Mesoamerican Reef

September 09, 2015 03:02 AM
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Panelists will discuss how imagery has been used in a regional effort to establish 20% of the Mesoamerican Reef as no-take zones.  In this effort, iLCP partnered with the Summit Foundation, Healthy Reefs Initiative, Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI), and the Smithsonian Marine Station to create a visual media campaign to encourage local fishing communities in […]

Mesoamerican Race to Protect Parrotfish and the Reef

August 08, 2015 03:31 AM
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Why are the beautiful birds of the reef, the parrotfish, such a key to the ecosystem’s rejuvenation?

Arrecife Vivo / A Thriving Reef – video

The Mesoamerican Reef is a wonder of nature. Unfortunately, this valuable ecosystem is under threat. Our target and commitment is to make sure that 20 percent of the reef is protected by no-take zones. You too can play a big role in preserving this very special place. Please download this video and share it with your networks. We want communities living along the entire coast of the Mesoamerican Reef to see it!

Welcome to the MAR – video

The Mesoamerican Reef is a popular tourist destination. Sadly, this precious ecosystem faces many threats. Local communities are doing their part to protect the MAR. Tourists can play a big role in helping to preserve this special place too.

Fishy Parents Rejoice: Grades Rise, Few Fails on Caribbean’s Original Coral Reef Report Card

August 08, 2015 12:35 AM
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A report card from iLCP Partner Healthy Reefs for Healthy People, for the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere – the Mesoamerican reef flanking the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras – gives hope that it may earn this year’s award for “most improved,” or perhaps “happiest fish.” This article was created in […]

WiLDspeak 2015

June 06, 2015 09:14 PM
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WiLDspeak is a one day symposium with presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration from some of the world’s leading nature and wildlife photographers, scientists, and conservation program implementers. Together, we will explore how visual media can best contribute to successful conservation communications and outcomes all around the globe.  See our WiLDSPEAK page for more information!

Healthy Reefs and Healthy Communities

June 06, 2014 12:41 PM
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“Though I didn’t speak Spanish, I knew these people’s concerns because those of us raised by the sea speak the same language.”