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Project Description

In Mexico’s Quintana Roo, traditional fishers face environmental challenges that affect their livelihoods. Comunidad y Biodiversidad, A.C (COBI) works with a fishing cooperative in Quintana Roo to manage a community-based marine reserve, restore its reefs and develop local tourism enterprises. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Mexico. COBI’s activities bolster efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect the natural resources that communities depend on.

Comunidad y Biodiversidad, A.C.
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Community action to ensure the success of the fishing refuge in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico 2012 – 2018 $312,932 $589,508 532 individuals 5,000 individuals job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management

Talk about community-led development!