Fragments of Hope, Belize
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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
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."