Riviera Maya Stars Reef Restoration

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The Riviera Maya stars in a large-scale effort in the Reef Rescue that will be of great contribution to the recovery of marine life for the Mesoamerican coral reef found on the Mexican Caribbean coast by planting thousands of coral specimens. In the last decades due to climatic changes, the tourist reef traffic has suffered from bleaching leading to its density and diversity being affected.

The reef is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Riviera Maya, mainly for snorkeling and diving, so the healthy recovery of the ecosystem, besides being important for biodiversity, is also important for the economy of Quintana Roo, whose economic income Main is tourism. One of the main reasons why we receive millions of tourists every year and why the popularity of the Riviera Maya is its nature, so the good state of it is key to maintaining the arrival of tourists.

The proposed goal is to plant 265 thousand coral species before 2022, of which 34,771 corals have already been planted; In the areas that have already been planted, a greater presence of fish can be observed and the decrease in erosion of the sand at the bottom of the sea is notable since the reef acts as a fastener for the sand near the coasts.

The recovery of the reef is also of great importance for seasonal marine life since taking advantage of the currents migrates through the Caribbean since it provides a place of rest and food for the fauna. This is a slow process that takes years to have results, but these are quantifiable from the beginning. In addition to the action of projects for recovery, it is very important to develop projects to keep the reef in optimal conditions through closures, avoid excessive traffic and excessive fishing since the reef is a fundamental part of the coastal marine ecosystem.

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