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.
|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
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