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    Coral Reef Protection III: What You Can Do

    By Keith R | September 5, 2006

    Topics: Environmental Protection, Marine/Coastal Issues, Sustainable Tourism | 1 Comment »

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    In part I of this “primer,” I examined why it is important to protect coral reef systems, what sort of things threaten their survival. In Part II, I looked at what coral reefs LAC has, what condition they are in currently, and a brief overview of what currently is being done to protect and/or rebuild them. Here in Part III I provide a series “eco-tips” I’ve gleaned from around the net (and materials my son brought home from his dive camp) on how divers, snorkelers and the average reader can help. Later blogs will look at individual groups working on reef issues in LAC.

    Each Doing Our Part

    Although we all can contribute in our own fashion, divers, dive shops, snorkelers and boaters have a particular responsibility and impact. Being a reef-friendly diver and/or snorkeler not only helps to protect reefs directly, it also helps to raise awareness for reefs. I invite dive shops and tour and boat operators that have reef-friendly policies and practices in LAC countries to contact me and if it checks out, I’ll put you on the list of reef-friendly operations I plan to post as a stand-alone page on the blog. Likewise, divers, snorkelers and boating enthusiasts who have experienced what they consider to be reef-friendly operations are welcome to contact me with their own nominations, especially if you can provide me with full contact information on how I can get in touch with the shop or operator in question. Also welcome would be pointers to any existing sites that are already providing such information for coral reef areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. Input welcome!

    Tips for Divers & Snorkelers

    Tips for Boaters & Fishermen

    What Everyone Can Do

    — Keith R

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