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Title: The Caribbean Reef Education and Training Initiative


1
The Caribbean Reef Education and Training
Initiative
Project Overview
2
Statement of Purpose
Higher education and professional training to
conserve the Caribbeans coral reefs.
Involved Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
Project Coordinator The University of the West
Indies (UWI). Project Partners The
University of Belize and The College of The
Bahamas.
3
Locations and Duration
Locations The Bahamas Barbados Belize
Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. Project
lasts 36 months (ends 31 December, 2011).
4
Location
5
Budget
Total Budget EUR 629,693.66. EU
Co-Funding EUR 479,889.54. HEI
Co-Funding EUR 149,804.12
6
Relevance Of Action
Coral Reefs Are foundation of tourism and
fishing industries White-sand beaches derived
from reefs and Fishing industry is largely
reef-based Account for one sixth of regions
jobs Account for one third of regions income
and Account for 500,000 tonnes of regions
food. Value of reefs US 600,000 per km2 per
year.
7
Relevance Of Action
Caribbean has lost more than 75 of living coral
cover. All regions corals may be dead within
40 years. Anthropogenic Degradation
Overexploitation Pollution-induced disease
and Climate-induced bleaching (i.e., loss of
colouration may cause death).
8
Relevance Of Action
9
Relevance Of Action
10
Projected Results
Staff development partnership between
HEIs Course entitled Coral Reef Biology
Management Ten self- and peer-trained
lecturers 75 graduates entering workplace per
year Articulate lobby to change reef
conservation policy Regions first textbook
and practical manual Website with course
multimedia Field stations with upgraded
facilities and Better-managed reefs and
improved livelihoods.
11
Questions Comments
Contact Information
Dr. Judith M. Mendes or Dr. Mark A. Thomas The
Caribbean Reef Education and Training
Initiative c/o Bellairs Research
Institute Folkestone St. James Barbados Tel 1
(246) 422-2087 E-mail creative_at_cavehill.uwi.edu
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