The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative was launched in 2003 on the premise that healthy reefs are essential to sustaining healthy people. In turn, only when local people are healthy and thriving can they be expected to protect the reefs and other natural resources upon which their livelihoods and quality of life depend.
The main goals of the Healthy Reefs Initiative are to:
- Promote the adoption and application of Healthy Reefs indicators by managers, policy makers and other leaders concerned with the integrity of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecosystem;
- Standardize the analysis and interpretation of reliable scientific data to improve reef ecosystem management; and
- Serve as an open forum for information sharing and networking among science and conservation partners.
The Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative encourages dialogue and collaboration to strengthen efforts to protect the Mesoamerican Reef.
All this work would not be possible without the help and collaboration of all our partners around the region: