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Month: July 2017

This 9-minute video explores the launch of the OurFish App in Honduras, a digital reporting system that enables fishing communities to monitor the amount, type, and location of fish being caught…. Read More »

Whale shark

Central America has banned shark finning—the practice of removing a shark’s fins and discarding the animal in the sea—but the consumption of shark and ray meat continues. In Honduras, shark fishing is banned throughout most of the country, and in Belize there is limited consumption of shark meat. However, demand for shark fillet across the… Read More »

This 30-minute video follows the Managed Access Fisheries Program in Belize as it works to bring an end to practices that are harming commercial fisheries and reef ecosystem health…. Read More »

Coral transplantation in Akumal, Mexico

The Mesoamerican Reef Fund (MAR Fund) was established in 2004 to ensure long-term financial support for conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef. It has since become a catalyst of innovative local conservation initiatives and regional partnerships in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The MAR Fund was created by the leaders of national conservation funds in the four MAR… Read More »

A local guide's boat on the beach in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

The same tropical climate and clear water that facilitated the development of the Mesoamerican Reef over the course of millennia have helped make the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations in a matter of decades. Ivory beaches, turquoise sea, and multicolored marine life draw close to ten… Read More »

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In Connecting to Change the World, co-authors John Cleveland, Madeleine Taylor and Peter Plastrik offer practical guidance for social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists on how to build and manage social-impact networks… Read More »

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Girls Not Brides is global partnership of over 700 civil society groups committed to ending child marriage and creating opportunity for girls to fulfill their potential… Read More »

The authors, including Summit grantees Smithsonian Institution and COBI, propose that the boundaries of the MAR ecoregion be redefined based on new research on larval connectivity and physical environments. For instance, key areas in eastern Honduras should be included, while areas in northern Yucatan have a different environment and could benefit from other management strategies…. Read More »

NACTO’s Transit Street Design Guide provides detailed recommendations and illustrated examples for integrating bus, streetcar, and light rail transit with biking and pedestrian features into the fabric of complete urban streets. Intended for transportation practitioners… Read More »

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In this revolutionary book (Cities for People), Jan Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people… Read More »