Venezuela, FUDENA and Reef Check 97

Fundacion para la Defensa de la Naturaleza FUDENA fudena at
Tue Mar 4 07:35:25 EST 1997

Dear Dr Wilkinson,

We have been projecting a characterization and monitoring of coral reef since
last months. This project would be charging out with volunteer divers at least
on three localities at our country. For this moment we have planned to make
monitoring until December, but we want this work be a regular long-term
monitoring. I want to participate in the Pilot Monitoring Programme.
We have prepared a simple evalution. We are using the Cintron's Manual (in
spanish) of the WWF, with some modifications. We do not have the Survey Manual
for Tropical Marine Resources. I hope you can send one. On the other hand, we
are working with a specialist in coral reef in Venezuela, PhD Sheyla Marquez.
She has suggested to adquire HOBBO's and other istruments to make the measures.
Presently, we are looking for funds here, in Venezuela. I want to know if there
is any international organization which wa
nt to give us financing and advise.
Additionally, we are working in a project about the socioeconomic causes
affecting the biodiversity. I want to know if a Coral Reef Management Plan
exists in Australia, and if so, which its standars are. Where can I find this
Many thanks in advance,
Sincerely yours,

Evaristo Caraballo
Coastal and Marine Projects Coordinator


Fundacion para la Defensa de la Naturaleza 
Apartado 70376. Caracas 1071-A. Venezuela 
Tel. 238-1720/1761/1793 
Fax. 2382139/2396547 
E-mail: fudena at


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