Publicado por: pongpesca | 2010/10/21

Colombian marine reserve receives top honors at global biodiversity meeting

“Coralina, a Colombian NGO whose leadership helped establish the Seaflower Marine Protected Area (MPA), is being heralded today by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Nagoya, Japan. Proving that conservation and sustainable economic opportunities can go hand-in-hand, Coralina was instrumental in creating a marine park that protects nearly 200 endangered species while providing sustainable jobs for local people in the Western Caribbean Colombian department of Archipelago of San Andrés, Old Providence and Santa Catalina. Coralina was one of over 1,000 organizations that are apart of the Countdown 2010 program, which highlights effective action to save species at the CBD.”

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Fonte: MongaBay – 20 de Outubro de 2010

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