|Grantee||Centro para la Biodiversidad Marina y la Conservación ↗|
The inclusion of the diving and fishing community in the conservation of coastal areas is crucial to achieving sustainable growth targets and allowing for more extensive civil participation in policymaking. We want to scale our work with diving operators and fishing cooperatives to bridge the gap between them, and the science and fulfill the requirements to update Management Programs, extend core zones or establish new protection tools, fostering data-driven decision-making for conservation and management purposes.
Assured in the robust collaboration with the established tourism operators’ network, the Dive Atlas Committee, the Mexican Federation of Subaquatic Activities (FMAS), The World Underwater Federation-America Chapter (CMAS), Baja California Sur-State authorities, and the Federal Senate Environmental commission, we want to generate science-based conservation recommendations and strategies needed to achieve concrete and tangible results as Mexico moves towards the 30x30 target.
We want to create opportunities to build capacities amongst Federal Authorities in using technological tools that facilitate and improve management efficiency in remote protected areas and outstanding diving sites to increase biodiversity protection. Mexico, on paper, protects 21% of its Economic Exclusive Zone with Marine Protected Areas, but only 4.2% of it is fully protected from any extractive activity. Therefore, we want Mexico to have a concrete and science-based plan to achieve the 30x30 target.