Blue solutions from and for the Mesoamerican Reef

Blue solutions from and for the Mesoamerican Reef

Written by Pia Wiesner, Blue Solutions Initiative

In a webinar on September 1, 2017 organized jointly by the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program and Blue Solutions, participants had the opportunity to learn about our solution-ing approach and the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet platform.

The Mesoamerican Reef in the Caribbean Sea contains the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. It is rich in biodiversity and offers a home to all sorts of marine life including a variety of coral species. The Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program (MAR Leadership) aims at showing sustainable alternatives to the current pattern of destructive development and at accelerating conservation efforts in the region. The MAR Leadership team was part of the Blue Solutions regional event for Latin America in 2015 and saw potential for the use of this approach to the fellows of the Leadership Program – the target audience of this webinar. Thus, the webinar enabled an exchange on successes and provided local leaders from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and other Latin American countries with details on how to communicate experiences globally.

Take a look at the recording of the webinar!

Find the featured blue solutions on the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet platform:
Let’s Work Together: Fisheries and Inter-sectoral Collaboration (Mexico)
Kick-starting marine conservation through local fisheries management (Madagascar)