Environmental Education Campaign with the slogan "Better to prevent than to Cure" since 2017 and the International Year of The Reef (IYOR) 2018, active in 2019 until December 2020.
Objective: Improving Coral Reefs Protection for Effective Conservation: Local threats should be avoided while national and global efforts are improved to reduce pollution (Pollutants and CO2 emission, dredging, sedimentation/turbidity, overfishing, and direct or indirect destruction).
Background: Colombia provides a case study to learn how non-protected areas may have better performance of conservation indicators than the ones that are from "protected" areas. #SDG may become relevant when decision support systems can guide policies of conservation. We are committed to involving civil society to request coral reef conservation and provide citizen science reporting their observations systematically.
- Involve stakeholders (Artisanal Fishermen, Scuba Diving Operators, Tourism operators
- Take / Receive Photos and videos from coral reef areas
- Address the general public with photos and videos providing them with virtual reality experiences of the ecological, social and economic values of effective coral reef conservation
Involve stakeholders (Artisanal Fishermen, Scuba Diving Operators, Tourism operators) in the Consultation Meetings
ICRI-COLOMBIA International Year of The Reef
Contact top decision makers by social media with clear statements to influence #GlobalBehaviorChange #GlobalBehaviOURchange
Write direct formal letters to request specific and urgent actions