Sonntag, 5. August 2012

Reef Check Eco Divers Haiti

A marine conservation programme trains young Haitians to monitor coral reef health and food security within their area.

Report and Video on AlJazeera english

Months after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, marine ecologist Gregor Hodgson, the founder of the California-based non-profit Reef Check, came to Haiti to assess how the quake had affected the country's reefs. He discovered that they had been dying for many years, and that fish numbers had dramatically fallen. Living coral occupied just 10 per cent of the reefs surveyed.