As 2021’s theme for World Oceans Day is “Life and Livelihoods”, we’re highlighting our Mangrove Restoration Project: a three-year project which works towards restoring and conserving these delicate ecosystems, while economically revitalizing the coastal communities of Haiti and Colombia. 

Environmental degradation has taken a toll on the health and livelihoods of coastal communities in Haiti and Colombia. Harmful (and unfortunately common) practices such as slash-and-burn agriculture have depleted the soil and have contributed to poverty and widespread food insecurity.

One of the world’s greatest carbon-sinks, mangrove ecosystems are also essential to ocean biodiversity, and protect coastal communities from storm surges and flooding. They also have the untapped potential to boost local economies and increase climate change resiliency. By harnessing this potential, our project has begun restoring nearly 200 acres of mangroves while training residents of four different communities in Haiti and Colombia on alternative income-generating activities. We are also disseminating information campaigns and forging stronger multi-stakeholder links within each country. In addition, to ensure the long-term continuity of these efforts, the project will bridge participants in both countries to best-practice exchanges.

On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Tenemos una cita – veámonos este lunes 24 mayo a las 8:00 p.m., por Instagram live @masazulbuceokitevela

“Buceo en tiempos de COVID”
El invitado es Julio Walvatori, Director PADI suramérica @jc_buceo

¡Un excelente plan de #lunes en casa!

We have an appointment! Llet’s meet this Monday, May 24 at 8:00 pm, on Instagram live @masazulbuceokitevela

“Diving in times of COVID”
The guest is Julio Walvatori, PADI South America Director@jc_buceo


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¿Recuerdas tu primer chapuzón en esa refrescante piscina? ¿Qué tal ese primer beso de película bajo la lluvia?
O… ¿La primera vez que sentiste asombro con la inmensidad del mar?
Todos estos recuerdos tienen un elemento en un común:  ¡Agua!
Invitación a recorrer el centro de interés  Gotas de vida
para que descubras la grandeza que esconde este elemento.

Biblioteca Pública Piloto Alcaldía de Medellín Red de Bibliotecas
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Celebremos los #océanos este 8 y 9 de junio, tendremos transmisión por youtube de Agenda del Mar y Conservación Internacional, HOY desde las 4p.m y este miércoles a partir de las 5p.m.

Todas las dudas sobre los océanos, sus fenómenos y tus especies favoritas a cargo de expertos, no te lo puedes perder.

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#RestoreCoral will convene a series of youtube videos called “MAR Day (Mesoamerican Reef Day): Resilience & Development” on March 10, 2021 on & restore coral’s youtube channel starting at 9am (GMT-6), as a celebration of the Mesoamerican Reef with the goals of: *Highlighting the Ocean Life of the area and the current resilience efforts *Highlighting the Mayan Coastal Communities that have being affected by the degradation of the ecosystem, the COVID Economical Crisis and the Coastal Development *Showcasing Innovations for sustainable development *To contribute to the Resilience Strategy of the Region

A Series of videos featuring:

• Cozumel from 1968 to present by Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD, Global Coral Reef Alliance

• Macrolife in Cozumel by Photographer Robert Stansfield

• Blue Finance by Santiago J. Bucaram, IDB

• New Paradigm of Tourism by Natalia Bayona , UN WTO

• Sailing for Sustainability by Emilie McGlone, Peace Boat

• Coastal Protection by Reefy

• Restoration Tourism by Dr. German Mendez, Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program

• Satellite Monitoring & AI for Water Quality & Reef Monitoring by Dr. Jose Luis Hernandez, PhD, Aquosmic

• Bioprospection by Dr. Anton Vila, PhD, INVICTUS Project

• Ending plastic by PetGas Oceans

• Climate Justice by David Tun, Mayan Cooperative “Coral Negro”

• Social Innovation by Roberto Cerda, #RestoreCoral

• PescaData by Ocean, Stuart Fulton

• Bahamas & the Colombian Caribbean


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On World Ocean Day we will be paddling around the island of Isla Fuerte, Caribbean coast of Colombia, recording environmental threats such as plastics and overfishing. The main purpose of this trip will be to educate and promote ocean conservation while showing participants the beauty and magic of this island. We will be kayaking or paddle boarding, around the entire island, snorkeling on the coral reefs and seagrass beds along the way. We will also visit a mangrove lagoon, beaches and rocky outcrops.

To participate in this event, you must make reservations via email as soon as posible. Oceanvida Foundation will provide kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear, guides and refreshments. We encourage participants to make donations, which will be used to educate local kids on ocean conservation.

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Maaji, in collaboration with the non-profit Agenda del Mar, is sponsoring an educational initiative thought out by a group of school students who, driven by their environmental consciousness, designed a didactic game to teach young people in Colombian communities near the sea how to take care of the ocean and the importance of doing so.

The non-profit organization, Agenda del Mar, will travel in a van, teaching the inhabitants of the communities of the Colombian Caribbean about the preservation of the oceans.

Maaji is sponsoring the cause, donating money and resources, and offering its social media platform to communicate the project.