Fragments of Hope, Belize

Images By Lisa Carne & Fragments of Hope

Fragments of Hope is a community based organization located on the Placencia Peninsula.  Their focus is on the restoration of coral reef habitats and advocacy for the sustainable management of associated ecosystems. Coral restoration efforts in Belize are conducted by trained fishers and tour guides who work closely with regulatory agencies, including the Belize Fisheries Department.  Donate Directly

Day 1. New Batch of fragments prepared for cultivation.  Photo Provided By Fragments of Hope, Belize

Day 1. New Batch of fragments prepared for cultivation. 

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Day 365. After 1 year of growth, fragments have matured.

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Once corals are replanted, marine life returns and reefs are revitalized. Photo Provided By Fragments of Hope, Belize

Once corals are replanted, marine life returns and reefs are revitalized.

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Jeremy Raynor tending the AIEF Staghorn Coral Nursery.

Photo Provided by Amiga Island Ecological Foundation, Haiti

Staghorn Acropora Coral, currently listed as Critically Endangered with a 95% loss in species biomass in the Caribbean and US.

Photo Provided by Amiga Island Ecological Foundation, Haiti

Utilizing a cutting edge techniques, AIEF constructs efficient Coral Nursery structures.

Photo Provided by Amiga Island Ecological Foundation, Haiti 

 

Amiga Island Ecological Foundation, Haiti

 

The Amiga Island Ecological Foundation (AIEF) is a non-profit organization and the first coral nursery established in Haiti. AIEF was created to protect, preserve, and enhance the local environment through education, scientific research, and site specific restoration projects. It was founded by two brothers who believe in safeguarding critically threatened ecosystems both for their intrinsic value as well as their incredibly vital ecosystem services. 

"We understand that a healthy ecosystem is a critical aspect of a healthy economy and happier people, both worldwide and particularly here in Haiti."

"AIEF operates as a project-based organization and we focus on utilizing the best available science for ecological restoration. We advocate for marine protected areas, to make sure that the natural marine resources of Haiti can be enjoyed sustainable for generation after generation. AIEF advocates for and aims to facilitate equitable economic opportunities for local stakeholders, including subsistence fishers, local businesses and the communities they support." 

"Here in Haiti, we are also working to increase educational outreach capacity, specifically regarding environmental science and the concepts of sustainability. We believe education is one of the best tools for creating positive change. We focus on increasing public awareness of marine conservation solutions. In order to protect biodiversity and promote the sustainable management of local resources, AIEF works to facilitate scientific research, active restoration efforts and to organize and educate local stakeholders."