People care for what they know… and know
what they are taught. By working with dozens of teachers and
thousands of students, we are strengthening marine
education, awareness and outreach in order to engage coastal
communities in conservation. We also train local
professionals, technicians, students and fishermen at field,
thus fostering future generations of conservationists and
promoting sustainable economic activities.
Marine education and Awareness
By creating and working with the “Marine
Educators Network of Northern Peru”, we are connecting over
30 educational institutions and schools and sustainably
strengthening teaching in marine education. Our large
efforts with children and youth expect to reduce
anthropogenic threats to coastal and marine environments in
the next decades, time when most of our beneficiary students
enter the economically active population.
Our education programs share environmental knowledge and
reinforce values and positive attitudes for conservation.
Education activities and awareness campaigns involve
children, youth and adults and are always characterized by
being dynamic and participatory
By working with local park rangers,
on-board fishing observers, representatives of public and
private institutions and students, we build capacity of
marine resource managers, contribute to adequate decision
making and management in marine conservation.
We firmly believe in the value of local
knowledge, and thus technical training activities are always
undertaken, coordinated and developed together with
contribution of local specialists.
We are currently working with on-board fishing observers and
park rangers of the Tumbes Mangrove Sanctuary in order to
reinforce control of permitted size limits in fishing and
resource extraction, as well as to prevent marine
contamination. Through these joint efforts, we hope to
achieve a reduction of un-sustainable fishing practices and
a reduction of marine and coastal degradation in this region