In an effort to preserve coral reefs in Jamaica’s ecosystem, the Sandals Foundation says it will be providing funding for coral reef restoration projects here.
“The Sandals Foundation is passionate about protecting the environment and particularly marine preservation,” said Adam Stewart, president of the Sandals Foundation.
He said the coral reef nurseries will produce approximately 1,200 coral pieces each year and these will be transplanted to increase coral populations,.
The rate at which coral reefs are declining is very disturbing considering that they contribute so much to the Caribbean’s economy,” Stewart said. “With this year’s Earth Day theme being “It’s Our Turn To Lead”, we call for the region’s stakeholders to take a stand towards preserving our marine ecosystems and our environment as a whole to ensure that future generations have a Caribbean to call home.”
Funding for this endeavour was provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the C-FISH Initiative a project through the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and implemented by CARIBSAVE.
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