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Marine Conservation Programs

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Coral Rescue

& Restoration

Given the many threats coral reefs are facing around the world, it is imperative to build and strengthen our capacities to help them. 

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Lionfish Containment

& Dissections

Lionfish are an invasive species in the Caribbean native to the Indo-Pacific. But that is not why they pose such a threat to our coral reef ecosystems…

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One identified threat that has affected up to 30% of more than 20 species of coral in the Caribbean is Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD).

SCTLD Monitoring

& Treatment

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Fish Spawning Aggregation Sites Monitoring

We are currently trying to validate multiple FSA sites in order to begin monitoring and assessments. 

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Mangrove Restoration

Born through the local Garífuna community initiative after realizing how important these ecosystems are when it comes to the protection of coastlines and therefore their own homes.

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Hawksbill Sea Turtle Monitoring & Conservation

In Cayos Cochinos, the only sea turtle that has been recorded nesting is the hawksbill turtle. This is one of HCRF's longest running programs. 

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