What’s New

Month: July 2017

Fed up with mountains of garbage, the Mayor of Omoa on the Caribbean coast of Honduras suggested filing suit against Guatemala for its failure to keep waste from flowing out of the Motagua watershed and onto Honduras’ beaches…. Read More »

The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative is a consortium of more than 30 organizations that addresses a key question: How do we know whether the Reef is healthy or not, and how can we track our progress in improving it?… Read More »

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The Coral Reef Alliance tackles water pollution that threatens reef health in Honduras, working to increase access to wastewater treatment and make improved water quality a national priority…. Read More »

Working with fishers in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, COBI is focusing on the strategically important fish spawning aggregation sites, where commercially valuable species such as groupers and snappers reproduce at predictable times, leaving them highly vulnerable to overfishing…. Read More »

An alliance of 40 organizations – from fishing cooperatives and government agencies to NGOs and academics – is working to establish a network of fish refuges in Quintana Roo. … Read More »

Ensuring compliance with environmental law is a major challenge in Quintana Roo, one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the MAR. For more than 20 years, CEMDA has worked to protect Mexico’s natural resources and the rights of citizens to a health environment…. Read More »

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Summit supports the efforts of ICRW to empower adolescent girls and advance adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) through research and advocacy… Read More »

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A collaboration between Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health, AMAZE works to make sexuality education more engaging and approachable for young teens through the creation of comprehensive sexuality education videos and content. These videos, which cover puberty, healthy relationships, consent and other important sex education topics, act as powerful tools for parents and… Read More »

On the northeastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, between Cancun and Tulum, lies the idyllic Riviera Maya, with more than 70,000 hotel rooms spread along its beaches. Developers continue to build new resorts, homes, and condos there, and because of the way those projects are sited and built, they often pose significant threats to nearby… Read More »

Divemaster and tourists in Cozumel

Though the top attractions in the Riviera Maya, Mexico are sun, sea, and sand, many vacationers spend time on the nearby Mesoamerican Reef, from experienced scuba divers to cruise ship passengers snorkeling for the first time. During the high season, the reefs may receive thousands of visitors every day who bring with them the potential… Read More »