Post-Storm Reef Response Brigades
The training of the brigade members demands physical effort. Photo: David Penados
The “Rapid Response and Emergency Restoration for Reefs” course is being held in Tela, Honduras from August 15 to 19.
Nineteen people are participating in this training, including expert divers, protected area managers, resource managers, tourism operators and community volunteers who work in local organizations such as the Fire Department, the Merchant Marine, Tela Marine, Amigos de los Arrecifes de Tela (AMATELA), Coral Reef Alliance, Cayos Cochinos Foundation, and the Center for Marine Studies (CEM), among others.
The training is part of the capacity building component of MAR Fund’s Reef Rescue Initiative and in close collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MiAmbiente+) and the National Institute of Forest Conservation and Development, Protected Areas and Wildlife (ICF), and with the financial support from the Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator-Innovation Small Grant Aggregator Platform (AFCIA/AF-EU-UNDP).