Protecting marine area
We protect marine area in key hotspots of the ocean. Casually.
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We are enabling the work of communities, fishermen, government, and scientists to safeguard the Caribbean coral reefs.
We’ve helped maintain and enforce the protection of 3,408,000m2 of the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, the Mesoamerican Reef.
We’ve enabled the protection of 442,000m2 of one of the most pristine coral reefs in Central America, the Belize Barrier Reef. It has been designated a World Heritage Site in 1996.
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Coral Reef Alliance
“Our partnership with Dots.eco has enabled us to take bigger and better strides in our mission to protect coral reefs from direct threats such as overfishing and insufficient governance of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Western Caribbean. With Dots.eco, we are growing awareness; thank you for helping us help the oceans.”
Marine area FAQ
Why is protecting marine area important?
Marine ecosystems encompass oceans, seas, and diverse habitats, covering 70% of the Earth’s surface, providing crucial benefits to humanity. Apart from being a vital food source and supporting economies, these ecosystems play a pivotal role in human well-being. They offer coastal protection, maintain marine biodiversity, and contribute to carbon sequestration. Mangroves and coral reefs, for instance, protect against extreme weather events such as storms and floods and absorb one-third of the carbon dioxide from human activities.
Protecting marine areas is essential to counteract overfishing, a threat affecting over 55% of the world’s coral reefs. Overharvesting disrupts the delicate balance, leading to issues like the growth of macroalgae, which can smother reefs and hinder their ability to adapt to other threats, such as poor water quality or warming ocean temperatures.
What methods are used for marine protection
Our partners work to ensure that Marine Protected Areas (MPA) have their legal protection status enforced by supporting the necessary infrastructure to prevent illegal and destructive activities. They work with local communities to patrol the marine areas, check for illegal sewage dumping, which helps keep the water clean, establish sustainable fishing practices and management programs when necessary, and organize boat patrols to ensure the perimeter of the MPAs are not violated.
Where is marine protection done?
Our marine protection efforts extend across various countries, including Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, and more. These initiatives aim to address specific challenges faced by each region’s marine ecosystems.
How can I ensure sure my impact?
To ensure a tangible impact, our partners engage in regular monitoring, implement adaptive management strategies, and foster collaborative partnerships. Regular assessments ensure the effectiveness of measures in place to achieve maximum positive outcomes. Through collaborative initiatives with local communities, governmental bodies, and organizations, our partners cultivate a holistic approach to marine conservation, ensuring a sustained and meaningful impact.
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