[Coral-List] #GlobalBehaviourChange / #GlobalBehaviorChange
Fundación ICRI Colombia en Pro de los Arrecifes Coralinos
icri.colombia at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 10:59:49 EST 2015
Thanks for your responses. Our Foundation values and engages the scuba
divers within RENOVO the International Reef Network of Volunteer
Observers. We provide them with environmental education. We do get
daily reports (emails, photos and videos) many from experienced divers
who help us to educate the tourists by indicating that the condition
of the coral reef that they see now, has changed due to the local and
global factors in the past decades and it is up to all of us to
protect what is left on the still beautiful coral reefs.
The experienced divers are very good guides for the young divers, who
are just starting to visit the coral reefs that have not seen the
reefs of the 80´s and for them the coral reefs are perfect! Low coral
cover, some diseases signs on the colonies, and high in algae cover,
less native species, more invasive species... make their day, in some
dive sites at different regions of the world. The young divers may
like to find new places where to dive even if they do not have buoys
where to moor the boats after all what anchors are for? They also
welcome the artificial reefs so they can have more adventures, not
matter what the reefs are made of... or how stable they may be… or if
they harm the natural coral reefs?
It was great to receive your call to action towards the scientific community.
Foundation ICRI Colombia in Pro of Coral Reefs
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2015-11-05 8:21 GMT-05:00, Steve Mussman <sealab at earthlink.net>:
> Great idea!
> I will do my best to promote the concept.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Nov 4, 2015, at 2:07 PM, Fundación ICRI Colombia en Pro de los
>> Arrecifes Coralinos <icri.colombia at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Foundation ICRI Colombia is starting the International Celebration
>> of the #MonthOfTheReef #MesDelArrecife 2015. Since the 5th of November
>> till the 5th of December (Colombian National Day of the Reef) and we
>> welcome your participation by either:
>> 1) Posting your best coral reef conservation messages with your coral
>> reef photos or videos
>> 2) By spreading the word to other colleagues, divers and fishers who
>> want to share their photos and videos of coral reefs with a message
>> for Better Conservation.
>> The participants should mention in their Facebook / twitter posts at
>> least two of the following Hashtags #MonthOfTheReef #MesDelArrecife
>> #GlobalBehaviourChange #GlobalBehaviorChange For Better Coral Reef
>> This is a contest organized within the framework of the International
>> operation of RENOVO (Reef Network of Volunteer Observers) as one of
>> the initiatives of the Foundation ICRI Colombia to allow citizens
>> participation in monitoring coral reefs to provide evidence of
>> conservation effectiveness or coral reef deterioration also to inform
>> early alerts for adaptive management.
>> The award is a Golden Seahorse that will go to the most voted message
>> with photo or video.
>> All the best,
>> Nohora Galvis
>> Foundation ICRI Colombia in Pro of Coral Reefs
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