Published On: Sun, Sep 16th, 2018

Youth for Conservation: Young activists to restore reefs in Cozumel

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Members of the group Jóvenes por la Conservación (Youth for Conservation) received theoretical and practical training on the restoration of reefs in the Chankanaab Natural Park.

The Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation (FPMC) and Oceanus, A.C. are collaborating together with the objective of planting corals in the areas that have been affected by several factors, among which is the impact of hurricanes.

In this regard, the marine biologist Miguel Ángel García Salgado, from Oceanus, A.C., highlighted the importance of teaching children about conservation actions, protection and restoration of the natural resources of the island of Cozumel.

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The marine biologist highlighted that the FPMC is its main strategic partner in Cozumel, for its openness and coordinated work, since nurseries were installed and corals of the species Acropora Palmata were planted, with support from the Directorate of Conservation and Environmental Education (CEA). “The support of the Foundation is fundamental for the development and establishment of the program in the island” he acknowledged.

Miguel Ángel García Salgado concluded saying that the CEA has extensive experience in linking with various social sectors, especially children and young people to work in favor of ecology and ecosystems.

The Reef Restoration Program joins the state commitment to plant more than 260,000 corals over a six-year period.

RMT Newsroom with information from lucesdelsiglo.com



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