MAR Fund Documents
MAR Fund Update / September 2013
The year is advancing quickly and we have new information to share with you. The final results of projects approved for the Fourth Request for Proposals are in, and the Sixth RfP was launched. We had a great meeting with the implementers of the Conservation of Marine Resources in Central America Project.
MAR Fund Update / March 2009
The folowing MAR Fund activities are a reflection of the suport and trust of our donors, which have helped us establish the MAR Fund for the benefit of the ref and its people. We are grateful and honored that you are interested in the MAR region and that you believed in us.
Community Natural-Resource Conservation in the Mesoamerican Reef Area (Legal frameworks and legal status of marine protected areas in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico).
To evaluate the legal frameworks existing in the four MAR-region countries to establish fishing-communities’ resource management. If national legislations do not acknowledge community marine reserves, to describe the options that are available to interested groups.
Diagnostic of organizations and needs in the fishing communities of the Mesoamerican Reef System
MAR Fund and its Consultants would like to thank the fishermen members of the organizations and communities where research took place in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, especially José Eduardo Pérez Catzin, Jaime Medina, Ramón Povedano, Baltasar Gómez, Antonio Balam, Rosario Jiménez, Guillermo Mayorga in México; Daniel Castellanos Padre, Jack Young in Belize; Neftali Cardoza, Juan Diego Calix, Carlos Johnson, Hernán Molina and Petronila Dubón in Honduras, who contributed with their time and information to this first diagnostic on fishing organizations and communities in the Mesoamerican Reef region.
Diagnostic of community marine reserve models and methodologies for application in the Mesoamerican Reef Region
The objective of this research is twofold: 1) to document and evaluate different types of community marine reserve models and methodologies developed and practiced in other regions of the world.
Prioritization of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in the Mesoamerican Reef Region
This publication and the work described in it were financed by the Summit Foundation, the Ocean Foundation and the Mesoamerican Reef Fund. The opinions and ideas contained in it are not necessarily supported by them, and they do not reflect their official policies.
Report for the Conservation Finance Alliance National REDD+ funding frameworks and achieving REDD+ readiness
There has been limited analysis of how REDD+ funding is currently, or could in the future, be managed and disbursed within the intended recipient nations. This report has been prepared in order to add to this discussion and stimulate debate amongst policymakers, the private sector, NGOs and academic institutions at a national and international level.
Report for the Conservation Finance Alliance (Executive Summary)
Report for the Conservation Finance Alliance
Preserving Reef Connectivity: A Handbook for Marine Protected Area Managers aims to help managers of coastal areas, in particular those of coastal marine protected areas (MPAs), understand and apply the concept of connectivity in their work. By Dr. Peter Sale among others.
This handbook is a product of the Coral Reef Targeted Research & Capacity Building for Management Program (CRTR) – an international development project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the World Bank, and executed by the University of Queensland, and numerous partners including the United Nations University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), which managed the Connectivity Working Group. I thank the many members of the CRTR Connectivity program who acted as authors, provided images or advice, or helped in other ways to bring it to fruition.
México y el Cambio Climático
Este ensayo de Lorenzo Rosenzweig Pasquel y Michael Rattinger viene a llenar un hueco en la opinión pública nacional, al explicar de manera precisa y ecuánime no sólo las responsabilidades de México en el cambio climático, sino los enormes costos de no tomar medidas inmediatas.