Coral Cay Expedition
To The Person Who’s Thinking of Making the World a Better Place….
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the enormity of global issues such as environmental destruction and climate change?
Have you ever felt that the issues were too just big to do anything about as individuals?
We know exactly how you feel. We have felt the same way!
We also know from personal experience that individuals can make a HUGE difference.
In February 1992 Yvonne spent a month based on South Water Cay, Belize with Coral Cay Conservation. Yvonne along with several other volunteer divers learnt to identify fish, corals & other marine life forms.
The next few weeks the volunteers dove on pre-designated sites, surveying and reporting what they found.
This was part of a ongoing project which led to the establishment of the South Water Cay Marine Reserve. In 1996 UNESCO declared the Belize Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Site.
Did Yvonne do it all on her own? – of course not! Yvonne is proud to say that she did make a difference in the conservation of that reef and therefore the livelihood of the nearby communities for generations to come.
You can also help by forwarding this site to other people who like yourself care about the environment.
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Why Conserve Coral Reefs?
Coral reefs are home to a third of all known fish species.
Coral reefs provide the main source of protein for one billion people in Asia alone!
Coral reefs are a source of cancer treatment compounds.
Coral reefs shelter over 100,000km of coastline from storms and floods.
If well managed coral reefs boost revenue in some of the world’s poorest nations, through tourism etc.
Coral reefs absorb and ‘fix’ carbon dioxide.
Together let’s make the World a Better Place!